TITLE

Current applications and limitations of coronary computed tomography angiography in stable coronary artery disease

AUTHOR(S)
Schuijf, Joanne D.; Achenbach, Stephan; De Feyter, Pim J.; Bax, Jeroen J.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Heart;Feb2011, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p330
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the potential applications of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in coronary artery disease (CAD). Based on studies, CCTA demonstrates high diagnostic accuracy in detecting coronary stenosis compared with invasive coronary angiography. It suggests the use of CCTA in patients who are unable to perform an adequate exercise test or patients with inconclusive previous testing. A key issue in the efficacy of CCTA is patient selection.
ACCESSION #
60961441

 

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