The relationship between dyspnoea, coronary artery disease (CAD), and major cardiovascular events (MACE) is poorly understood. This study evaluated (i) the association of dyspnoea with the severity of anatomical CAD by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and (ii) to which extent CAD explains MACE in patients with dyspnoea.
van Rosendael AR, Bax AM, van den Hoogen IJ, Smit JM, Al'Aref SJ, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah MH, Andreini D, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang HJ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, Cury RC, DeLago A, Feuchtner G, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Kaufmann PA, Kim YJ, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pontone G, Raff GL, Rubinshtein R, Villines TC, Gransar H, Lu Y, Peña JM, Lin FY, Shaw LJ, Narula J, Min JK, Bax JJ. Associations between dyspnoea, coronary atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular outcomes: results from the long-term follow-up CONFIRM registry. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2020 Dec 2;jeaa323. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa323.