Use of coronary computed tomography angiography in clinical practice - single centre experience in Switzerland in light of current recommendations based on pretest probability considerations
Evelyne Neurauter, Sebastian Leschka, Simon Wildermuth, Niklas Ehl, Lucas Jörg, Hans Rickli & Micha T. Maeder
AIMS OF THE STUDY
The present data suggest that the currently used pretest probability model is still imperfect and that guideline recommendations regarding pretest probability use for the selection of CCTA candidates are not followed completely. Still, in more than 80% of patients coronary artery disease could be excluded by CCTA, while CCTA also detected a significant number of patients with coronary artery disease in the low pretest probability population. Thus, the data suggest a very judicious use of CCTA as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography in current practice.
|citation||Neurauter E, Leschka S, Wildermuth S, Ehl N, Jörg L, Rickli H, Maeder M T. Use of coronary computed tomography angiography in clinical practice - single centre experience in Switzerland in light of current recommendations based on pretest probability considerations. Swiss Med Wkly 2019; 149:w20010.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||27-01-2019|
|journal title||Swiss Med Wkly (149)|