USA: Noninvasive Imaging Aids Selection of Stenosis Patients Needing Revascularization Procedure

Computed tomography fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR) improves assessment of vessel blockages and reduces the number of stenosis patients referred for invasive revascularization procedures, according to a study published online April 4 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Mangun K. Randhawa, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues assessed three-month clinical outcomes among 284 patients with significant stenosis who underwent CT-FFR analysis of dual-source CT scans without heart rate control.

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