In the last two decades, several studies and widespread clinical use demonstrated that coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an appropriate method for the non-invasive assessment of patients with suspected stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and low-to-intermediate pretest likelihood of CAD. Moreover, a growing body of literature is showing that CCTA may have also a clinical role in patients with high pretest likelihood of CAD, known CAD and complex and diffuse disease. Particularly, the SYNTAX II trial demonstrated the feasibility of planning interventional and surgical coronary procedures with CCTA thanks to its ability to combine, in a single method, precise stenosis quantification, accurate plaque characterization, functional assessment with fractional flow reserve derived from standard acquired CCTA datasets, and selection of the revascularization modality for any individual patient and of the vessels that need to be revascularized. More recently, the SYNTAX III Revolution trial showed, in patients with three-vessel CAD with or without left main involvement, that treatment decision-making between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting based on CCTA only has an almost perfect agreement with the treatment decision derived from invasive coronary angiography (ICA). The high degree of correlation between CCTA and ICA suggests the potential feasibility of treatment decision-making based solely on non-invasive imaging and clinical information. New research prospects have opened up for the future to demonstrate the true feasibility and safety of this innovative approach in the clinical arena.

The revolution project: Replacing coronary artery angiography with coronary computed tomography with functional evaluation / A. Bartorelli, D. Andreini, S. Mushtaq, P.W. Serruys. - In: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS. - ISSN 1520-765X. - 22:Suppl L(2020 Nov), pp. L15-L18. [10.1093/EURHEARTJ/SUAA126]

The revolution project: Replacing coronary artery angiography with coronary computed tomography with functional evaluation

Bartorelli A.;Andreini D.;Mushtaq S.;
2020-11

Abstract

In the last two decades, several studies and widespread clinical use demonstrated that coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an appropriate method for the non-invasive assessment of patients with suspected stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and low-to-intermediate pretest likelihood of CAD. Moreover, a growing body of literature is showing that CCTA may have also a clinical role in patients with high pretest likelihood of CAD, known CAD and complex and diffuse disease. Particularly, the SYNTAX II trial demonstrated the feasibility of planning interventional and surgical coronary procedures with CCTA thanks to its ability to combine, in a single method, precise stenosis quantification, accurate plaque characterization, functional assessment with fractional flow reserve derived from standard acquired CCTA datasets, and selection of the revascularization modality for any individual patient and of the vessels that need to be revascularized. More recently, the SYNTAX III Revolution trial showed, in patients with three-vessel CAD with or without left main involvement, that treatment decision-making between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting based on CCTA only has an almost perfect agreement with the treatment decision derived from invasive coronary angiography (ICA). The high degree of correlation between CCTA and ICA suggests the potential feasibility of treatment decision-making based solely on non-invasive imaging and clinical information. New research prospects have opened up for the future to demonstrate the true feasibility and safety of this innovative approach in the clinical arena.
Coronary computed tomography angiography; Fractional flow reserve; Stable coronary artery disease
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS
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