Clinical decision support is a major focus of health care policies aimed at improving guideline-directed care. Recently, CAD-RADS was developed to standardize coronary CTA reporting and includes clinical recommendations to facilitate patient management after coronary CTA.
This study sought to assess clinical outcomes associated with the novel Coronary Artery Disease-Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS) scores used to standardize coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) reporting and their potential utility in guiding post-coronary CTA care.
In the multinational CONFIRM (COronary CT Angiography EvaluatioN For Clinical Outcomes: An InteRnational Multicenter) registry, 5,039 patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent coronary CTA and were stratified by CAD-RADS scores.
According to the conclusions of the study, CAD-RADS effectively identifies patients at risk for adverse events. Among patients without severe CAD, many of whom were asymptomatic or not taking antianginal drugs, frequent ICA use was observed. Incorporating CAD-RADS into coronary CTA reports may provide a novel opportunity to promote evidence-based care post-coronary CTA.
- Xie JX, Cury RC, Leipsic J, Crim MT, Berman DS, Gransar H, Budoff MJ, Achenbach S, Ó Hartaigh B, Callister TQ, Marques H, Rubinshtein R, Al-Mallah MH, Andreini D, Pontone G, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Chinnaiyan K, Raff G, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Feuchtner G, Dunning A, DeLago A, Kim YJ, Kaufmann PA, Villines TC, Chow BJW, Hindoyan N, Gomez M, Lin FY, Jones E, Min JK, Shaw LJ. The Coronary Artery Disease-Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS): Prognostic and Clinical Implications Associated With Standardized Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Reporting. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Jan;11(1):78-89 Go to PubMed