Cardiovascular disease is still one of the main causes of death and an early identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the primary step in clinical management of patients with cardiovascular risk factor. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has shown high sensitivity in CAD detection and could be helpful as screening method. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of coronary artery disease detected by CCTA in asymptomatic patients with an intermediate risk of CAD.

Coronary computed tomography angiography in the evaluation of intermediate risk asymptomatic individuals

Di Cesare, Ernesto;Patriarca, Lucia;Panebianco, Luca;Bruno, Federico;PALUMBO, PIERPAOLO;CANNIZZARO, ESTER;Splendiani, Alessandra;Barile, Antonio;Masciocchi, Carlo
2018-01-01

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is still one of the main causes of death and an early identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the primary step in clinical management of patients with cardiovascular risk factor. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has shown high sensitivity in CAD detection and could be helpful as screening method. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of coronary artery disease detected by CCTA in asymptomatic patients with an intermediate risk of CAD.
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