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Determining patient prognosis using computed tomography coronary angiography.
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PMID:  22026629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In addition to demonstrating luminal narrowings, cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) has the ability to detect nonstenotic plaque, vessel wall calcification and can assess left ventricular function. CTA prognostic studies have considered these components individually and in combination to produce novel risk factor scores to help predict clinical outcomes. In this article, we will consider the utility of CTA to predict clinical risk by considering the evidence for luminal stenosis, plaque scores, plaque descriptors and models combining these elements. We will also discuss some of the emerging applications of CTA that will likely provide future prognostic data in coronary artery disease patients. Although initially described as an anatomical investigation to determine the presence of coronary disease, CTA is being explored as a tool for functional imaging and may soon provide a noninvasive technique of anatomical and functional assessment previously only possible by invasive methods.
Mustapha H Kazmi; Gary Small; Lyne Sleiman; Benjamin Jw Chow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Division of Cardiology, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7, Canada.
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