Improved 5-year prediction of all-cause mortality by coronary CT angiography applying the CONFIRM score

European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging

5 April Apr 2017 6 months ago
  • Andreini D, Pontone G

This study aimed to investigate the long-term performance of the CONFIRM score for prediction of all-cause mortality in a large patient cohort (including patients with a 5-year follow-up from the international multicentre CONFIRM registry) undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality.

The Authors conclude that the CONFIRM score permits a significantly improved prediction of mortality over clinical risk scores for >5 years after CCTA. These findings are consistent in a large variety of patient subgroups.

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