Gianluca Pontone 1 , Daniele Andreini 2 , Andrea I Guaricci 3 , Marco Guglielmo 4 , Saima Mushtaq 4 , Andrea Baggiano 4 , Virginia Beltrama 4 , Daniela Trabattoni 4 , Cristina Ferrari 4 , Giuseppe Calligaris 4 , Giovanni Teruzzi 4 , Franco Fabbiocchi 4 , Alessandro Lualdi 4 , Piero Montorsi 2 , Antonio L Bartorelli 2 , Mauro Pepi 4
April 7 2016
Non-invasive stress tests are commonly used as gatekeepers to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). New computed tomography angiography (CTA) techniques such as fractional flow reserve calculated by CTA (FFRCT) and stress myocardial computed tomography perfusion (CTP) have emerged as potential strategies to combine anatomical and functional evaluation of CAD in one technique. The aim of this study is to compare per-vessel diagnostic accuracy of FFRCT versus stress myocardial CTP for the detection of functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD), using invasive FFR as the reference standard.
|Keywords:||Coronary artery disease, Computed tomography, Chest pain, Accuracy, Perfusion, Fractional flow reserve|