Can significant coronary artery disease be ruled out by CT coronary angiography in patients weighing greater than 100 kg?

The investigation of chest pain in overweight patients (>100 kg) can be challenging due to limited exercise capacity and suboptimal imaging. CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is an appropriate investigation for chest pain syndrome (CPS) and we sought to determine the effectiveness of CTCA in overweight patients.

A. Pope, A. Fyfe, R. Gabriel, J. Looi, D. Burt, S. Barnard, S. Tang, P. Weeks, F. Wu, N. van Pelt
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
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