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Netherlands Heart Journal 3/2014

Coronary CT angiography in the elderly

Netherlands Heart Journal > Uitgave 3/2014
R. Nijveldt, T. Pflederer, S. Achenbach


People over 75 years of age represent a specific group of patients for which the clinician is often in doubt about what to do, whether additional diagnostic workup is helpful or a primary medical approach would suffice. However, this patient population is less prone to the long-term effects of radiation burden or contrast medium-induced nephropathy, and therefore it may be especially worthwhile to use advanced imaging techniques such as contrast-enhanced CT in these patients. The following cases illustrate two common diagnostic problems, in which coronary CT angiography decided the clinical course.

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