A new algorithm for the management of stable coronary artery disease incorporating CT coronary angiography and fractional flow reserve: how we can improve outcomes and reduce costs

Peter Karamoskos
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03166.x
Published online: 20 June 2011

To the Editor: Although Harper and Ko’s effort at proposing an algorithm1 to reduce unnecessary cardiac catheterisation and stenting is laudable, it is concerning that they advocate investigating patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA), with an algorithm, furthermore, that has not been validated in terms of patient outcomes.

  • Peter Karamoskos

  • Melbourne Specialist Imaging, Melbourne, VIC.



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