Prognostic utility of 64-slice computed tomography in patients with suspected but no documented coronary artery disease

Thomas P. Carrigan, Deepu Nair, Paul Schoenhagen, Ronan J. Curtin, Zoran B. Popovic, Sandra Halliburton, Stacie Kuzmiak, Richard D. White, Scott D. Flamm, Milind Y. Desai

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Abstract

Aims: Although multislice computed tomography (MSCT) detects obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) with high diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of long-term prognostic data. We sought to assess the incremental prognostic value of 64-slice CT in patients with suspected but no documented CAD. Methods and results: Coronary MSCT was performed on 227 individuals (61% men, mean age 54 ± 12 years, 63% with intermediate pre-test probability) without documented CAD, referred for coronary evaluation. Coronary artery disease by MSCT was categorized as follows: none or mild CAD (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-371
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary arteries and prognosis
  • Multislice computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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