FFR-CT beats CCTA for assessing heart disease outcomes

Fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was significantly better at predicting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT tube voltage doesn't affect AI FFR-CT analysis ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Is it time for CCTA to replace invasive angiography?
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Conditions:   Coronary Artery Disease;   Angina, Unstable;   Angina, Stable;   Non STEMI;   Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction;   Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Atheroscleroses, Coronary;   Atherosclerotic Heart Disease With Ischemic Chest Pain;   Chest Pain;   Myocardial Infar ction;   Myocardial Ischemia;   ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Interventions:   Procedure: distal radial artery access in coronary angiography and angioplasty;   Procedure: ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report the presence of a giant aneurysm of the right coronary artery and giant ectasia of the left coronary system with active thrombosis in a man with history of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with endovascular treatment and a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction with no reperfusion strategy, who required a coronary computed tomography, identifying the anatomical characteristics of this disease. PMID: 31588134 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiol Mex Source Type: research
Conclusion PCI for SIHD patients represent almost half of all procedures currently performed in Italy with regional variations inversely related to physiologic guidance use. The mandatory assessment by the Heart Team to select the most appropriate treatment choice in multivessel disease patients is associated with a significantly lower number of ad-hoc procedures.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Coronary interventions Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThere are numerous gender- and sex-based differences that contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in women. Early detection of risk and targeted management of atherosclerotic disease is fundamental to reduce ASCVD risk and improve outcomes in women. In this review, we examine the utility of cardiac computed tomography (CT) and coronary CT angiography (CTA) in three ASCVD scenarios including coronary artery calcium scoring for risk stratification in asymptomatic women, and coronary CTA for diagnosis and prognosis of stable ischemi...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to define associations between ER and local risk factors, including CA geometry and traditional systemic risk factors for ischemic events, to determine whether ER could serve as a clinical marker of carotid vulnerable plaque. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 66 patients with CA stenosis who were scheduled to undergo carotid endarterectomy or CA stenting. They calculated ER ratios in the internal CA (ICA) from long-axis MR images and as the maximal distance between the lumen and the outer borders of the plaque perpendicular to the axis of the ICA/the maximal luminal diameter of the distal ...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
This study is a retrospective study based on the CT angiographic findings in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography findings of chest among patients with aortic arch anomalies. In this study, 203 patients with congenital anomalies were enrolled in the study, among those, 107 patients were men and 96 were female. The most common anomaly of the aortic arch was found to be coarctation (19.7%), followed by right sided arch with mirror image branching (19.2%). Furthermore, the most common cardiac anomalies associated with aortic arch anomalies were VSD, PA and PDA. The sensitivity and specificity of transthoracic echoca...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Sarkar NC, Sarkar P, Sarkar P, Das S Abstract Background: Attention has increasingly turned towards the role of factors, such as inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and CHD. C-reactive protein (CRP) has emerged as one of the most important novel inflammatory marker. Subsequent risk modification and treatment strategies of CHD keeping on pointer towards inflammation may be the appropriate approach. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the association of CHD with CRP, a sensitive marker of inflammation. Material and Methods: This is a case control study amongst 300 subjects (150...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Wu X, You W, Wu Z, Ye F, Chen S Abstract BACKGROUND: Our study analyzed the relationship between the neointimal strut bridge and jailed side-branch (SB) ostial area in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) who had a single drug-eluting stent (DES) crossover of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)/diagonal branch (D) bifurcation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 64 CHD patients with an LAD/D bifurcation treated by optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided single-DES implantation and followed up at 1 year after primary percutaneous intervention (pPCI) were enro...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
A 3-month-old female child with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease (tricuspid atresia with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries on transthoracic echocardiography) was referred for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) for evaluation of the anatomy of the arch of aorta, pulmonary and coronary arteries.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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