Posts Tagged ‘ctca’

CT coronary angiography reporting in New Zealand – a survey of practitioners.

CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA) is an increasingly utilised cardiac imaging technique. There is currently little data regarding the doctors that report cardiac CT in New Zealand. This study aimed to describe the CTCA reporting workforce in New Zealand.

C. Young
Department of Cardiology, Tauranga Hospital, Tauranga
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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
Abstract & full-text available.

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
Abstract & full-text available.

Radiation dose and positive predictive value of revascularisation with low dose myocardial perfusion scintigraphy compared with computed tomography coronary angiography

To evaluate the radiation dose and positive predictive value (PPV) of the need for revascularisation of contemporary (low dose) Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy (MPS) compared with Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography (CTCA).

I. Subiakto, A. Ul Haq, A. Vlachadis Castles, W. Van Gaal
The Northern Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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