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PLATFORM: CTA with FFRCT linked to similar results, lower costs vs. usual care at 1 year

PLATFORM: CTA with FFRCT linked to similar results, lower costs vs. usual care at 1 year
July 25, 2016

Patient care steered by coronary CT angiography plus CT-based fractional flow reserve was linked to equivalent clinical outcomes and quality of life but lower costs vs. traditional care, according to 1-year data from the PLATFORM study.

Pamela S. Douglas, MD, from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed data from the PLATFORM study of outpatients with symptoms of chest pain aged at least 18 years (mean age, 61 years) without known CAD who displayed an intermediate penchant for obstructive CAD (20% to 80%; mean, 49%) and were candidates for non-emergent CV testing to find suspected CAD.

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