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PLATFORM: FFR-CT reduces unnecessary invasive catheterization in patients with suspected CAD

September 3, 2015

Read the Perspective from Johanne Silvain, MD

LONDON — Patients with suspected CAD planned for invasive catheterization were less likely to undergo an unnecessary procedure if their diagnosis was guided by CTA and CT-derived fractional flow reserve, according to the results of the PLATFORM study.

Researchers investigated whether use of CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT) would enable clinicians to safely and effectively lower their rate of performing cardiac catheterizations in patients without obstructive CAD. The results were simultaneously presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress and published in the European Heart Journal.

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