Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Risk of All-Cause Mortality and Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction in Subjects Without Chest Pain Syndrome From the CONFIRM Registry (Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation for Clinical Outcomes: An International Multicenter Registry)

I Cho, HJ Chang, JM Sung, MJ Pencina, FY Lin, AM Dunning, S Achenbach, M Al-Mallah, DS Berman, MJ Budoff, TQ Callister, BJW Chow, A Delago, M Hadamitzky, J Hausleiter, E Maffei, F. Cademartiri, P Kaufmann, LJ Shaw, GL RaffKM Chinnaiyan, TC Villines, V Cheng, K Nasir, M Gomez, JK Min

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Background-The predictive value of coronary computed tomographic angiography (cCTA) in subjects without chest pain syndrome (CPS) has not been established. We investigated the prognostic value of coronary artery disease detection by cCTA and determined the incremental risk stratification benefit of cCTA findings compared with clinical risk factor scoring and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) for individuals without CPS. Methods and Results-An open-label, 12-center, 6-country observational registry of 27 125 consecutive patients undergoing cCTA and CACS was queried, and 7590 individuals without CPS or history of coronary artery disease met the inclusion criteria. All-cause mortality and the composite of all-cause mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction were measured. During a median follow-up of 24 months (interquartile range, 18-35 months), all-cause mortality occurred in 136 individuals. After risk adjust Conclusions-Although the prognosis for individuals without CPS is stratified by cCTA, the additional risk-predictive advantage by cCTA is not clinically meaningful compared with a risk model based on CACS. Therefore, at present, the application of cCTA for risk assessment of individuals without CPS should not be justified. (Circulation. 2012; 126: 304-313.)
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Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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