The incremental value of coronary computerized tomography angiography following invasive coronary angiography with an emphasis on equivocal left main stenosis. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Keyword: Coronary angiography, Invasive Computerized tomography including demographic, clinical, and angiographic data. All invasive angiograms in which isolated LM disease was questioned, were reviewed by an experienced operator, in particular looking for the presence of calcification and whether the lesion was ostial or not. Of 10,742 patients undergoing ICA during the study period, thirtysix (0.3%) also underwent CCTA shortly after ICA. Of this group, the indications for CCTA were: twenty-five (69%) for questionable LM spasm or disease, 3 (8%) for defining anomalous RCA origin, 2 (6%) for defining bypass grafts not demonstrated by ICA, 2 (6%) for questionable

publication date

  • January 1, 2015