The goal of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of stress computed tomography myocardial perfusion (CTP) for the detection of functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD) by using invasive coronary angiography (ICA) plus invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) as the reference standard in consecutive intermediate- to high-risk symptomatic patients.
The inclusion of stress CTP for the evaluation of patients with an intermediate to high risk for CAD is feasible and improved the diagnostic performance of coronary CTA for detecting functionally significant CAD.
- Pontone G, Andreini D, Guaricci AI, Baggiano A, Fazzari F, Guglielmo M, Muscogiuri G, Berzovini CM, Pasquini A, Mushtaq S, Conte E, Calligaris G, De Martini S, Ferrari C, Galli S, Grancini L, Ravagnani P, Teruzzi G, Trabattoni D, Fabbiocchi F, Lualdi A, Montorsi P, Rabbat MG, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M. Incremental Diagnostic Value of Stress Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion With Whole-Heart Coverage CT Scanner in Intermediate- to High-Risk Symptomatic Patients Suspected of Coronary Artery Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Feb 9. pii: S1936-878X(17)31149-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.10.025. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed