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The Role of Cardiac Computed Tomography in Heart Failure



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doi: 10.1007/s11897-022-00553-2.


Online ahead of print.

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Spencer S Kitchin et al.


Curr Heart Fail Rep.


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Abstract


Purpose of review:

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is becoming a more widely applied tool in the diagnosis and management of a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure. The aim of this narrative review is to examine the role of cardiac CT in patients with heart failure.


Recent findings:

Coronary computed tomographic angiography has robust diagnostic accuracy for ruling out coronary artery disease. These data are reflected in updated guidelines from major cardiology organizations. New roles for cardiac CT in myocardial imaging, perfusion scanning, and periprocedural planning, execution, and monitoring are being implemented. Cardiac CT is useful in ruling out coronary artery disease its diagnostic accuracy, accessibility, and safety. It is also intricately linked to invasive cardiac procedures that patients with heart failure routinely undergo.


Keywords:

Advanced cardiac imaging; Cardiac computed tomography; Coronary artery disease; Heart failure.

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