PURPOSE: This study was done to compare the parameters of left ventricular (LV) function obtained by multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) using 64-slice equipment with those obtained using twodimensional echocardiography (2D-SE) considered as reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2008 and September 2009, 116 consecutive patients were studied with both techniques. We analysed the parameters commonly sampled in echocardiography and related them with those retrieved with MDCT-CA: septal thickness, posterior wall thickness, diameter of ascending aorta, diameter and volumes in end-systolic and end-diastolic phase, ejection fraction, stroke volume, cardiac output and heart mass. RESULTS: Good correlation was found measuring septal thickness (r=0.470; p=0.001), and diameters of the ascending aorta. Correlation between systolic and diastolic diameters obtained with the two techniques was good. Poor correlation was attained measuring thickness of the posterior wall (r=0.243; p=0.104). MDCT-CA consistently overestimated the average volumes; diastolic and systolic volumes showed significant correlation (r=0.0456; p= 0.002; r=0.640; p<0.001). Ejection fraction agreement showed a significant correlation (r=0.626; p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: MDCT-CA provides parameters of cardiac function comparable to those found in echocardiography. MDCT-CA although used primarily for coronary noninvasive imaging can provide additional information on ventricular function useful to the diagnostic workup of cardiac patients

MDCT coronary angiography vs 2D echocardiography for the assessment of left ventricle functional parameters

MALAGO', Roberto;TAVELLA, Domenico;MANTOVANI, William;D'ONOFRIO, Mirko;CALIARI, Giuliana;PEZZATO, ANDREA;BENUSSI, Paolo;POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto
2011-01-01

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PURPOSE: This study was done to compare the parameters of left ventricular (LV) function obtained by multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) using 64-slice equipment with those obtained using twodimensional echocardiography (2D-SE) considered as reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2008 and September 2009, 116 consecutive patients were studied with both techniques. We analysed the parameters commonly sampled in echocardiography and related them with those retrieved with MDCT-CA: septal thickness, posterior wall thickness, diameter of ascending aorta, diameter and volumes in end-systolic and end-diastolic phase, ejection fraction, stroke volume, cardiac output and heart mass. RESULTS: Good correlation was found measuring septal thickness (r=0.470; p=0.001), and diameters of the ascending aorta. Correlation between systolic and diastolic diameters obtained with the two techniques was good. Poor correlation was attained measuring thickness of the posterior wall (r=0.243; p=0.104). MDCT-CA consistently overestimated the average volumes; diastolic and systolic volumes showed significant correlation (r=0.0456; p= 0.002; r=0.640; p<0.001). Ejection fraction agreement showed a significant correlation (r=0.626; p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: MDCT-CA provides parameters of cardiac function comparable to those found in echocardiography. MDCT-CA although used primarily for coronary noninvasive imaging can provide additional information on ventricular function useful to the diagnostic workup of cardiac patients
MDCT coronary angiography · Ventricular function · Left ventricle parameters · Ejection fraction · Cardiac failure
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