Optimal Fluoroscopic Projections of Coronary Ostia and Bifurcations Defined by Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography.

Kočka, Viktor; Thériault-Lauzier, Pascal; Xiong, Tian-Yuan; Ben-Shoshan, Jeremy; Petr, Róbert; Laboš, Marek; Buithieu, Jean; Mousavi, Negareh; Pilgrim, Thomas; Praz, Fabien; Overtchouk, Pavel; Beaudry, Jean-Pierre; Spaziano, Marco; Pelletier, Jean-Philippe; Martucci, Giuseppe; Dandona, Sonny; Rinfret, Stéphane; Windecker, Stephan; Leipsic, Jonathon and Piazza, Nicolo (2020). Optimal Fluoroscopic Projections of Coronary Ostia and Bifurcations Defined by Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography. JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions, 13(21), pp. 2560-2570. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jcin.2020.06.042

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OBJECTIVES

The aim of this study was to define the optimal fluoroscopic viewing angles of both coronary ostia and important coronary bifurcations by using 3-dimensional multislice computed tomographic data.

BACKGROUND

Optimal fluoroscopic projections are crucial for coronary imaging and interventions. Historically, coronary fluoroscopic viewing angles were derived empirically from experienced operators.

METHODS

In this analysis, 100 consecutive patients who underwent computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTCA) for suspected coronary artery disease were studied. A CTCA-based method is described to define optimal viewing angles of both coronary ostia and important coronary bifurcations to guide percutaneous coronary interventions.

RESULTS

The average optimal viewing angle for ostial left main stenting was left anterior oblique (LAO) 37°, cranial (CRA) 22° (95% confidence interval [CI]: LAO 33° to 40°, CRA 19° to 25°) and for ostial right coronary stenting was LAO 79°, CRA 41° (95% CI: LAO 74° to 84°, CRA 37° to 45°). Estimated mean optimal viewing angles for bifurcation stenting were as follows: left main: LAO 0°, caudal (CAU) 49° (95% CI: right anterior oblique [RAO] 8° to LAO 8°, CAU 43° to 54°); left anterior descending with first diagonal branch: LAO 11°, CRA 71° (95% CI: RAO 6° to LAO 27°, CRA 66° to 77°); left circumflex bifurcation with first marginal branch: LAO 24°, CAU 33° (95% CI: LAO 15° to 33°, CAU 25° to 41°); and posterior descending artery and posterolateral branch: LAO 44°, CRA 34° (95% CI: LAO 35° to 52°, CRA 27° to 41°).

CONCLUSIONS

CTCA can suggest optimal fluoroscopic viewing angles of coronary artery ostia and bifurcations. As the frequency of use of diagnostic CTCA increases in the future, it has the potential to provide additional information for planning and guiding percutaneous coronary intervention procedures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Pilgrim, Thomas; Praz, Fabien Daniel and Windecker, Stephan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1876-7605

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nadia Biscozzo

Date Deposited:

21 Jan 2021 10:31

Last Modified:

21 Jan 2021 10:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jcin.2020.06.042

PubMed ID:

33153569

Uncontrolled Keywords:

computed tomography coronary angiography coronary arteries fluoroscopy percutaneous coronary intervention

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.151135

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151135

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