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Is CT coronary angiography better than catheter based investigation for heart blocks?

Query: Hello doctor,320 slice CT scan machines have been introduced in my country. It is claimed that a CT coronary angiography done on such a machine will pinpoint accurately the blocks in the heart. Rendering a catheter based investigation unnecessary. Can you confirm whether this is true?  Read Full »


Dr. K. Murali

Interventional Radiologist, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not always true. Even today catheter angiography is the gold standard. CTA (computed tomography coronary angiogram) is a good screening tool to evaluate coronary blocks in high-risk asymptomatic patients or to assess preoperative cardiac fitness in some patients a...  Read Full »

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