Computed tomography coronary imaging as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure of unknown aetiology.

@article{Kate2013ComputedTC,
  title={Computed tomography coronary imaging as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure of unknown aetiology.},
  author={Gert-Jan R ten Kate and Kadir Caliskan and Admir Dedic and W. B. Meijboom and Lisan Neefjes and Olivier Christiaan Manintveld and Boudewijn J. Krenning and Mohammed Ouhlous and K. Nieman and Gabriel P. Krestin and Pim J. de Feyter},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={
          1028-34
        }
}
AIMS To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in distinguishing CAD and non-CAD heart failure (HF) and its effectiveness as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography (ICA). METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively included 93 symptomatic patients with newly diagnosed HF of unknown aetiology (59 men; mean age 53 ± 13) and EF <45%, and/or fractional shortening <25%, and/or end-diastolic LV diameter >60 mm (men) or >55 mm (women). In all patients, the CT calcium score (CTCS… CONTINUE READING
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