Comparison of Coronary CT Angiography With Conventional Coronary Angiography in Liver and Lung Transplant Candidates
The overall goal of this study is to determine if non-invasive imaging with state of the art CT coronary angiography can be used to screen for coronary artery disease in high risk patients prior to liver and lung transplantation. The current protocol for coronary artery disease assessment at UCSF before liver and lung transplantation involves screening with stress tests and/or coronary angiograms in patients with increased risk of coronary artery disease. Coronary angiogram will be used as gold standard for assessment of coronary CTA accuracy.
Coronary Artery Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Comparison of Coronary CT Angiography With Conventional Coronary Angiography in Liver and Lung Transplant Candidates.|
- patients suspected of having coronary artery disease (CAD) [ Time Frame: 1-30 days before invasive coronary angiography is performed ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Liver and lung transplant candidates referred for coronary angiography will be invited to participate in the study.