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UK NICE guidance recommends CT coronary angiography for diagnosis of CAD in patients with atypical or typical angina in its 2016 update of CG95 (Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis).
ASE & EACVI publish an update for echocardiographic assessment of LV diastolic function presenting with symptoms of dyspnea or heart failure.
Prospective multicentre trial aimed to investigate the use of CT coronary angiogram compared to standard care in patients with stable chest pain in terms of its affect on diagnosis, management and outcome of patients.
SCCT brings out its new updated guidelines on interpretation and reporting of coronary CT angiography - a helpful guide for all those involved in cardiac CT reporting.
Total coverage of myocardium for stress perfusion has been limited with cardiovascular magnetic resonance technique (CMR).
Presence of transmural perfusion gradient was studied using [15O] H20 PET-CT in 66 patients with angina and correlated with FFR- determined severity.
These latest guidelines reveiw the use of diagnostic invasive coronary angiography and management in patients with stable ischemic heart disease.
A long term follow-up study in young adults demonstrate increased plaque formation in the coronary arteries and thickening of carotid IMT in those with healthier lifestyle.
An important study comparing CTA and combined CTA+CTP with SPECT MPI and invasive angiography.