CT coronary angiography can safely exclude significant coronary artery disease in patients undergoing valve and aorta surgery

Many patients needing isolated valve and ascending aorta surgery undergo invasive coronary angiography (ICA) to exclude significant coronary artery disease (CAD). CT coronary angiography (CTCA) could evaluate the coronary arteries in this population without the risks of an invasive procedure.

A. Pope, A. Fyfe, R. Gabriel, J. Looi, 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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