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Appropriate indications for computed tomography coronary angiography.
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PMID:  22409689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) has been shown in multicentre trials to be reliable in ruling out significant coronary artery disease (CAD). It is used most appropriately in symptomatic patients with low to intermediate pretest probability of CAD. It should not be used in asymptomatic subjects, patients with known significant CAD or patients with a high pretest probability of CAD. The radiation dose of CTCA was previously two to three times that of invasive coronary angiography but with modern protocols, it is similar or lower. Patients generally need to be in sinus rhythm, tolerate Β-blockers and nitrates, have a heart rate < 65 beats per minute, be able to hold their breath for 10 seconds, and have normal renal function.
Authors:
Gary Y H Liew; Michael P Feneley; Stephen G Worthley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  196     ISSN:  1326-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia. gary.liew@adelaide.edu.au.
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