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CTA Can Exclude Vessel Blockage Before Valve Surgery

from MedPage Today

CT angiography is reliable for ruling out coronary artery disease in patients scheduled for cardiac valve surgery, a meta-analysis finds. CT angiography detected stenoses greater than 50 percent with a sensitivity of 93 percent, specificity of 89 percent, negative likelihood ratio of 0.07 and a positive likelihood ratio of 8.44 in the pooled analysis. more

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