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To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of computed tomography angiography in the diagnostic and therapeutic cycle as the first-choice method of imaging in the diagnosis of patients with a high probability of stable coronary artery disease according to European Society of Cardiology recommendations.
A prospective, randomized open-label, single center trial to evaluate superiority of angio-CT to a classic coronary angiography (concerning effectiveness and safety) in the diagnosis of stable coronary artery disease in patients with indications for invasive coronary angiography.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiac CT as the first diagnostic modality in suspected CAD, Invasive coronary angiography as indicated by the guidelines
Institute of Cardiology
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-11-01T16:00:49-0500
Invasive coronary angiography is currently considered gold standard in the assessment of coronary artery disease although the method has limitations. Most importantly invasive angiography ...
Current evaluation of patients suspected of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome is greatly dictated by the results of high-sensitivity troponins. In a substantial number of patients t...
This study aims to reduce patient risk and costs to the healthcare system by improving the diagnostic yield of invasive coronary angiography through existing triage processes to improve ri...
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) offers great promise as a risk stratification tool in patients with suspected CAD. It has been demonstrated in a multitude of accuracy studies to have a nega...
To compare the diagnostic ability of 64-detector MDCT coronary angiography with conventional invasive coronary angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
Non-invasive testing is recommended as a basis to decide about the indication for invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in patients with suspected stenotic coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a rece...
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the preferred primary diagnostic modality when examining patients with low to intermediate pre-test probability of coronary artery disease (CAD). Only...
High calcium score is independently associated with a greater cardiac event rate. Using a large data base of patients who underwent coronary angiography for clinical reasons, we evaluated the associat...
A 32-year-old man with no medical history went into ventricular fibrillation while running at the gym. He was transferred to our tertiary centre post successful resuscitation where admission electroca...
The coronary microcirculation plays a pivotal role in the regulation of coronary blood flow and cardiac metabolism. It can adapt to acute and chronic pathologic conditions such as coronary thrombosis ...
Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.
A malformation that is characterized by a muscle bridge over a segment of the CORONARY ARTERIES. Systolic contractions of the muscle bridge can lead to narrowing of coronary artery; coronary compression; MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH.
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...
Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...