CT coronary angiography with HeartFlow®: a user’s perspective

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1 CPD/CME credits
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Sponsorship Statement: The authors have received no funding for this article. Medinews (Cardiology) Limited, the publishers of the BJC, approached HeartFlow® after this article was accepted for publication, to request funding for making it available for CPD accreditation.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be able to better understand:

  • The role of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in investigating coronary artery disease
  • The limitations of CTCA in determining the functional significance of coronary stenoses
  • The use of the HeartFlow® Fractional Flow Reserve system
  • The clinical advantages and potential cost savings when using HeartFlow® FFRCT

Contributors

Paul Brady, Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Andrew Kelion, Consultant Cardiologist Cardiovascular Imaging, Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust, Oxford
Tom Hyde, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon
Edward Barnes, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon
Hazim Rahbi, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon
Andy Beale, Consultant Radiologist, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon
Steve Ramcharitar, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon

Acknowledgement

The authors acknowledge the support and comments of Dr Campbell Rogers, HeartFlow®, who checked the article for technical accuracy only.

Accreditation

1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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