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Coronary CTA Helpful in Diagnosing CAV in Heart Transplant Patients

Background: A late complication of heart transplantation is cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), which can be focal eccentric lesions in the proximal coronary arteries and which resembles typical atherosclerosis. It is usually seen as a diffuse concentric thickening of the middle and distal coronary arteries as well as the side branches. Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of cardiac CT angiography (CTA) without β-blockers for CAV as compared with invasive coronary more...
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