Initial CT 'safe, viable' to guide coronary artery disease management

In patients with stable chest pain, CT-first holds up well against invasive angiography, researchers say

Older adults with suspected coronary artery disease experience fewer major procedure-related complications when screened with CT before invasive coronary angiography, a study shows.

At the same time, the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) was similar among those undergoing either imaging modality, German-led researchers say.

Their results, presented at the European Congress of Radiology last week, have confirmed CT as a safe and viable alternative for diagnosing obstructive

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