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Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) of the heart in emergency conditions

Princy Bandla*

Department of Electrocardiogram, Asram College of Medical Sciences, Kurnool, India

*Corresponding author: Princy Bandla
Department of Electrocardiogram
Asram College of Medical Sciences
Kurnool, India
Tel: +91 7386325335

Received: May 03, 2021; Accepted: May 17, 2021; Published: May 24, 2021

Citation: Bandla P (2021) Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) of the heart in emergency conditions. Interv Cardiol J Vol.7 No.5:128  doi: 10.36648/2471-8157.7.5.128

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A coronary computed tomography angiogram uses advanced CT methods, along with intravenous (IV) contrast material (dye), to acquire highresolution, 3D pictures of the moving heart and great vessels. CTA is also known multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT), cardiac CT or cardiac CAT. Throughout CTA, x-rays pass through the body and are picked up by detectors in the scanner, that release 3D images on a computer screen. These images are enabling physicians to determine whether plaque or calcium deposits are present in the artery walls.


Angiogram; Coronary; Chest X-ray; Myocardial Ischemia


The single most important step for patients trying to explain whether they should note a coronary CTA is appointment with their first physician. Appropriate use of coronary CTA is important as the scan carries some of the risk from X-ray exposure that is defined a very small potential for stimulating cancer and contrast dye exposure allergic reactions and kidney damage. Applying careful patient choosing and risk-reduction works, one of the famous Clinic successfully shows more than seven thousand clinical cardiac Computed Tomography examinations in each year, many for coronary Computed Tomography angiography.

In this prespecified analysis of the Rule Out Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction by Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT II) multicenter trial, randomized 100 patients (12% diabetic) with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome to CCTA or standard evaluation. The rate of acute coronary syndrome was 5% in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Length of stay was unaffected by the Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography strategy for diabetic patients but was reduced for nondiabetic patients compared with standard evaluation. CCTA results more direct emergency department discharge in both groups. There is no variation in hospital admissions was seen between the two procedures in diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Both groups had more downstream testing and higher radiation doses with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography, but these were highest in diabetic patients. Diabetic patients had fewer normal Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography than nondiabetic patients and homogenous normalcy rates with the standard evaluation range. Diabetic patients had no or mild stenosis by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography with short distance of stay similarly to that of nondiabetic patients, whereas those with stenosis had a high generality of acute coronary disorder, invasive coronary angiography, and revascularization.


In emergency department patients with critical chest pain, an early Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography procedure compared with standard emergency department evaluation related to shorter in nondiabetic patients but relative LOS in diabetic patients. Nevertheless, two�third of diabetic patients had no or light coronary atherosclerosis by CCTA and benefited comparably with short LOS and high rate of direct emergency department discharge. Direct visualization of higher prevalent CAD by CCTA may determine the increased downstream examining and radiation exposure with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography that were accentuated in patients with diabetes. Manage existing cardiovascular disease and inhibiting progression progression of disease. Knowledge of coronary anatomy with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography is beneficial for the DM cohort and can discriminate between lower risk of patients with no or little CAD who can be discharged directly and higher risk patients with moderate to severe disorders who warrant further investigation and therapy.

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