Heart Vision

Indications for CCTA

Indications for CT Coronary Angiography

  • Patients with atypical chest pain at intermediate risk for coronary artery disease
  • Patients with inconclusive stress test results
  • Patients with at least intermediate risk for coronary artery disease, but no documented coronary artery disease
  • Detection and evaluation of suspected coronary artery anomalies
  • Risk stratification prior to non-cardiac surgery

 

Any patient less than 40 years of age for

  • Advanced Cardiac CT applications
  • Evaluation of complex cardiac anatomy/congenital heart disease
  • Evaluation of cardiac masses (tumour or thrombus) as an adjunct to echocardiography
  • Evaluation of pericardial disease including constriction, cysts or masses as an adjunct to echocardiography
  • Evaluation and follow-up of complex aortic disease (intramural haematoma (IMH), dissection, aneurysm, coarctation)

Use the MESA CAC Score Reference to determine how a Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CACS) ranks against the normal population.