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Coronary tomography for predicting adverse events in patients with suspected coronary disease.
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PMID:  23197169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Although studies have demonstrated a high diagnostic accuracy of multi-detector Coronary CT (MDCT) in the detection of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), data on the prognostic value of this method are limited. OBJECTIVE: Determine the value of MDCT in predicting adverse clinical outcomes in patients with suspected CAD. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 355 consecutive patients (mean age 58 ± 12 years, 252 males) with suspected CAD between January 2008 and June 2010. CAD at MDCT was defined as the presence of atheromatous plaque observed in any coronary artery. The adverse clinical outcomes were defined as death, myocardial infarction, unstable angina or myocardial revascularization. RESULTS: During a mean follow-up of 15 months, there were 55 cardiac events. In the multivariate analysis using the Cox regression model, NYHA functional class, diabetes, smoking and atherosclerosis at the MDCT were predictors of adverse clinical outcome, and the presence of plaque at the MDCT was strongly associated with adverse clinical outcomes, regardless of established risk factors for CAD (hazard ratio 5.29; 95% confidence interval: 2.4 -11.8, p <0.001). CONCLUSION: The presence of atherosclerosis demonstrated by MDCT in patients with suspected CAD showed independent and incremental value when compared to conventional risk factors in the prediction of adverse clinical outcomes, and may prove useful in risk stratification of these patients.
Márcio Vinicius Lins Barros; Daniel Rocha Rabelo; Maria do Carmo Pereira Nunes; Maria Helena Albernaz Siqueira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4170     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq. Bras. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421031     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hospital Mater Dei, MG, Brasil.
Vernacular Title:
Tomografia de coronárias na predição de eventos adversos em pacientes com suspeita de coronariopatia.
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