The STRATEGY Study (Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography for the Management of Symptomatic Revascularized Patients): Resources and Outcomes Impact

Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging

1 December Dec 2016 11 months ago
  • Pontone G, Andreini D, Guglielmo M, Mushtaq S, Fusini L, Gripari P, Annoni A, Formenti A, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M.

Computed tomography coronary angiography (cTCA) and stress cardiac magnetic resonance (stress-CMR) are suitable tools for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients with previous history of revascularization.

However, performance appraisal of noninvasive tests must take in account the consequent diagnostic testing, invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, radiation exposure, and cumulative costs rather than their diagnostic accuracy only. We aimed to compare an anatomic (cTCA) versus a functional (stress-CMR) strategy in symptomatic patients with previous myocardial revascularization procedures.

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  1. Pontone G, Andreini D, Guaricci AI, Rota C, Guglielmo M, Mushtaq S, Baggiano A, Beltrama V, Fusini L, Solbiati A, Segurini C, Conte E, Gripari P, Annoni A, Formenti A, Petulla' M, Lombardi F, Muscogiuri G, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M. The STRATEGY Study (Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography for the Management of Symptomatic Revascularized Patients): Resources and Outcomes Impact. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2016 Oct;9(10). pii: e005171. Go to PubMed