Heart Views

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 88--91

Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography as compared to conventional angiography in patients undergoing noncoronary cardiac surgery


Hasit Joshi1, Ronak Shah1, Jayesh Prajapati1, Vipin Bhangdiya1, Jayal Shah1, Yogini Kandre2, Komal Shah2 
1 Department of Cardiology, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Research, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hasit Joshi
Department of Cardiology, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, New Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
India

Objective: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) angiography with conventional angiography in patients undergoing major noncoronary cardiac surgeries. Materials and Methods: We studied fifty major noncoronary cardiac surgery patients scheduled for invasive coronary angiography, 29 (58%) female and 21 (42%) male. Inclusion criteria of the study were age of the patients ≥40 years, having low or intermediate probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >35%, and patient giving informed consent for undergoing MSCT and conventional coronary angiography. The patients with LVEF <35%, high pretest probability of CAD, and hemodynamically unstable were excluded from the study. Results: The diagnostic accuracy of CT coronary angiography was evaluated regarding true positive, true negative values. The overall sensitivity and specificity of CT angiography technique was 100% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 39.76%–100%) and 91.30% (95% CI: 79.21%–97.58%). The positive (50%; 95% CI: 15.70%–84.30%) and negative predictive values (100%; 95% CI: 91.59%–100%) of CT angiography were also fairly high in these patients. Conclusion: Our study suggests that this non-invasive technique may improve perioperative risk stratification in patients undegoing non-cardiac surgery.


How to cite this article:
Joshi H, Shah R, Prajapati J, Bhangdiya V, Shah J, Kandre Y, Shah K. Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography as compared to conventional angiography in patients undergoing noncoronary cardiac surgery.Heart Views 2016;17:88-91


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Joshi H, Shah R, Prajapati J, Bhangdiya V, Shah J, Kandre Y, Shah K. Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography as compared to conventional angiography in patients undergoing noncoronary cardiac surgery. Heart Views [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 16 ];17:88-91
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