With the newer generations of sheaths, the newer catheter shapes, and the renewed interest of the interventional community in the transradial approach, it is increasingly being utilized as a routine strategy for patients undergoing coronary angiography and angioplasty.
Given the patient's lack of cardiac symptoms, good functional capacity and a known false positive rate for stress thallium testing, should he be advised to undergo conventional diagnostic coronary angiography, with the attendant risks that include cerebral vascular events (0.
14 The authors of the study noted that current modalities for identifying which patients should undergo elective invasive coronary angiography to diagnose coronary artery disease have limitations, and that better methods are needed for patient risk stratification.
Fishman added: "The study, if replicated in a larger population, could change the screening of patients with unexplained decreased heart pump function, and potentially allow them to avoid the need for invasive coronary angiography.
CHICAGO -- The ASTEROID trial results, showing that 2 years of high-dose rosuvastatin monotherapy resulted in significant regression of coronary atherosclerosis, were bolstered by quantitative coronary angiography assessments of the study patients, Dr.
For the Coronary Artery Evaluation Using 64-Row Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography (CORE-64) Trial, researchers at nine international centers studied 291 patients who were scheduled to undergo invasive coronary angiography for suspected or unknown coronary artery disease.
We present the assessment of three patients with coronary artery disease (a 88- year old man, 62-year old man and 66 year- old man, using a MSCTA coronary angiography (64-320 slice technology), that was firstly described by Leschka S (5).