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Nat Rev Cardiol. 2010 Sep;7(9):482-4. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2010.119.

Coronary artery disease: Percent stenosis in CAD--a flaw in current practice.

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Weatherhead PET Imaging Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA. k.lance.gould@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

The optimum strategy to treat patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) has been under debate. New data show that revascularization guided by fractional flow measurements leads to better outcomes than revascularization guided by arteriography. we call for a paradigm shift in CAD care, with coronary flow measurements by PET as key to diagnosis and clinical decision-making.

PMID:
20725105
DOI:
10.1038/nrcardio.2010.119
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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