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Multi-slice computed tomography in coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16857366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Multi-slice computed tomography technology is emerging as a realistic investigation in patients with suspected disease in native, stented or grafted coronary arteries. A non-invasive diagnostic tool is desirable as these patients are at high risk for complications of invasive angiography. A 64-slice CT may achieve the desired diagnostic accuracy, and overcome the limitations of spatial resolution, respiratory motion, artifacts from calcification and stents, and radiation dose considerations to produce reliable image quality. These advances, as well as the capacity for integrated functional cardiac assessment, may change the referral patterns in patients who have had previous bypass surgery or percutaneous intervention. This review outlines the debated issues about 64-slice cardiac CT in patients before and after coronary artery bypass surgery, as well as coronary stenting and functional assessment. A review of the recent literature on native coronary artery and bypass graft assessment by multi-slice CT is also performed.
Authors:
Catherine M Jones; Thanos Athanasiou; Nicola Dunne; Joanne Kirby; Saina Attaran; Andre Chow; Sanjay Purkayastha; Ara Darzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-15     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Calcinosis / radiography
Cardiomyopathies / radiography
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Disease / physiopathology,  radiography*
Coronary Stenosis / radiography
Heart / physiopathology,  radiography
Humans
Movement / physiology
Radiation Dosage
Stents
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Vascular Patency / physiology

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