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Invited Commentary
February 2018

High-Risk Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Assessment by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography—Should We Use It?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(2):153-154. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.5016

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has an increasing role in the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). The PROMISE trial has tested the hypothesis that coronary CTA anatomic assessment of patients with SIHD would reduce cardiac events compared with conventional stress testing, but it has not found an advantage for a coronary CTA strategy.1