Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography to Triage Patients With Chest Pain: The CT-STAT Trial

  • Stamatis Kyrzopoulos Onassis Hospital, Athens
Keywords: computed tomography, CT coronary angiography, chest pain

Abstract

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a non-invasive alternative to invasive coronary angiography, which is highly reliable to rule out obstructive coronary artery disease. It has also been proposed and used for the assessment of patients with acute chest pain in the emergency department setting. Recently the results of a multicenter randomized trial, the CT-STAT (Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Systematic Triage of Acute Chest Pain Patients to Treatment) trial have been published. In the present article the main messages of this important study will be presented and discussed.

Author Biography

Stamatis Kyrzopoulos, Onassis Hospital, Athens
Specialty: Cardiology
Published
2012-04-11
Section
ATHENS CARDIOLOGY UPDATE 2012