Value of coronary computed tomography as a prognostic tool

Clinical Cardiology, 05/11/2012

An incremental increase in mortality was found with a worse severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) on a per–patient, per–vessel, and per–segment basis. In addition, age–, sex–, and ethnicity–based differences in mortality were also found. Whether changing the management algorithms based on these findings will affect outcomes is unclear. Large prospective studies utilizing targeted management strategies for obstructive and nonobstructive CAD are required to incorporate these recent findings into the daily practice.

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