Multislice Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography for Risk Stratification in Patients with an Intermediate Pretest Likelihood

OBJECTIVES: To assess whether multislice computed tomography coronary angiography (MSCTA) may be useful for risk stratification of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) at intermediate pretest likelihood according to Diamond and Forrester. Main Outcome Measures: A combined end point of all-cause mortality, non-fatal infarction and unstable angina requiring revascularisation.


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  1. The study analyzed 316 patients with an intermediate pre-test likelihood for CAD showing the capacity of MSCT coronary angiography to identify patients at higher or lower risks for coronary events.
    Although a very interesting study, two relative short-comings in my opinion are that: 1) coronary calcium scores are not reported (especially since there is a high radiation dose associated with CTA); and 2) the plaque composition was not described.

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