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October 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27(4) doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.034

FFR-CT strengthens multi-disciplinary reporting of CT coronary angiography

Iain T Parsons, Michael Hickman, Mark Ingram, Edward W Leatham

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Introduction Computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography (CTCA) is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended1 first-line investigation for patients with typical or atypical chest pain who have no previous diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The clinical utility of this imaging modality is underpinned by its excellent sensitivity (99%) and negative-predictive value (97%) for CAD.2 However, CTCA lacks specificity for clinically significant CAD.3,4 CTCA overestimates occlusive plaque disease, with less than half of severe stenoses causing ischaemia.3 This has led to concerns that a CTCA approach alone, wh

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November 2005 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2005;12:AIC 74–AIC 79

The coronary pressure wire for decision- making in the real world

Williams Omorogiuwa, Michael Fisher

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