The aim of this study was to identify the effect of early revascularization on 5-year survival in patients with CAD diagnosed by coronary-computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). The Authors examined 5,544 stable patients with suspected CAD undergoing CCTA who were followed a median of 5.5 years in a large international registry.
According to their conclusions, early revascularization was associated with reduced 1-year mortality in intermediate- and high-risk CAD detected by CCTA, but this association only persisted for 5-year mortality in high-risk CAD.
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