Home > Cardiology > Stress tests unreliable at detecting left main disease in moderate/severe ischemia

Stress tests unreliable at detecting left main disease in moderate/severe ischemia


Notice: Undefined index: new_doi_fields in /home/daan/projects/medicalconferences_dev/wp-content/themes/writers-blogily-child/functions.php on line 138

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/daan/projects/medicalconferences_dev/wp-content/themes/writers-blogily-child/functions.php on line 138

Notice: Undefined index: new_doi_fields in /home/daan/projects/medicalconferences_dev/wp-content/themes/writers-blogily-child/functions.php on line 174

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/daan/projects/medicalconferences_dev/wp-content/themes/writers-blogily-child/functions.php on line 174

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/daan/projects/medicalconferences_dev/wp-content/themes/writers-blogily-child/functions.php on line 175
Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology,
Reuters Health - 03/03/2022 - Moderate to severe ischemia on non-invasive imaging or exercise stress tests has only limited ability to predict left main coronary artery stenosis of 50% or greater in patients with stable heart disease, according to a post hoc analysis of data from a large randomized trial. Anatomical imaging is necessary to accurately identify left main disease (LMD) in this setting, the investigators say. Because American and European guidelines recommend revascularization for all patients with left main artery stenosis of 50% or more, regardless of symptoms or associated ischemic burden, the international ISCHEMIA study design included CTA to rule out clinical LMD prior to randomization to medical therapy with or without intervention. The researchers studied 5,146 participants who underwent computed tomography angiography (CTA) to rule out clinical left main disease (LMD), identifying 414 patients (8%) with positive findings of over 50% LMD....


Please login to read the full text of the article.


If you have no account yet, please register now.





Posted on