Coronary angiography is the most common diagnostic method for coronary heart disease. The internationally recognized high-precision evaluation technology is expensive.
Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with a 33% higher accuracy rate than traditional methods. The new technology, developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is called the Quantitative Flow Measurement System (QFR) and has been approved by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, news agency Xinhua said Monday.
Based on the computer-assisted analysis of a coronary x-ray angiography image, the system receives the QFR, which can help identify coronary heart disease. According to the report, the new method requires no additional surgery or medication.
The new method will help physicians recognize coronary heart disease and develop treatment plans, for example, when the patient needs cardiac stenting, “said Chen Yazhu from the university team.
Coronary angiography is the most common diagnostic method for coronary heart disease. However, the internationally recognized high-precision evaluation technology is expensive and requires complex surgical procedures.
A clinical study from the Fuwai Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences showed that this new method was able to assess the coronary function in four minutes and was 33% accurate compared to coronary angiography.