Volume : IX, Issue : VIII, August - 2020

Comparative study of Computerized tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) vs. Treadmill Stress Test (TMT) in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Ameta Deepak, Sharma Mukesh, Singh Pal Shalinder, Yadav Sushil

Abstract :

Background: There are few studies that compared CTCA in patients presenting with chest pain, probably ischaemic (i.e., atypical) with negative or inconclusive TMT in outpatient department. Objective: To assess 64–slice CTCA findings in patients with suspected ischaemic chest pain and negative or inconclusive TMT. Methodology: Enrolled patients underwent TMT and classified as TMT negative or inconclusive patients. These patients underwent CTCA and findings were analysed. Results: 50 patients completed the study protocol. Of these, 31 (62%) were TMT negative and 19 (38%) were TMT inconclusive. CTCA showed obstructive CAD in 19 (38%) patients; 7 (36%) with negative TMT and 12 (63%) with inconclusive TMT. Overall, CTCA was more predictive of diagnosing obstructive lesion in TMT inconclusive group as compared to TMT negative group. Conclusion: In patients with atypical chest pain with negative or non–diagnostic TMT, CTCA provides an important diagnostic tool for rapid triaging of such patients.

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY (CTCA) VS. TREADMILL STRESS TEST (TMT) IN PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE , Ameta Deepak, Sharma Mukesh, Singh Pal Shalinder, Yadav Sushil PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-8 | August-2020


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