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Tesi etd-02172010-112358


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
EVOLA, SALVATORE
URN
etd-02172010-112358
Title
MULTISLICE THOMOGRAPHY EVALUATION IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Settore scientifico disciplinare
MED/11
Corso di studi
FISIOPATOLOGIA E CLINICA DELL'APPARATO CARDIOVASCOLARE E RESPIRATORIO
Commissione
tutor Prof. Balbarini, Alberto
correlatore Prof. Novo, Salvatore
Parole chiave
  • Multislice thomography
  • atherosclerosis
  • coronary artery disease
Data inizio appello
11/12/2009;
Consultabilità
completa
Riassunto analitico
Conventional Coronary Angiography (CCA) is the diagnostic standard for identification<br>and evaluation of coronary stenosis and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)<br>patency. Limits of this technique (invasivity, undeniable costs, risk of mortality and<br>morbidity) and the large, worldwide, procedure number, whose only one third followed<br>by interventional procedures, because of high percentage of uninjured coronary arteries,<br>suggest the usefulness of a new non-invasive way to visualize the coronaric tree in<br>patients with actual indication to CCA and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI).Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) is a rapidly developing technique and allows<br>reliable evaluation of the coronary arteries and CABG in a non-invasive manner.<br>Despite limitations due to calcium, movement, metallic parts and high radiation dose,<br>MSCT – CA showed a good diagnostic capability in detecting significant coronary<br>artery stenosis in patient with suspected or known significant coronary artery disease.
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