Effects of cardiac CT on statin intake and cholesterol levels

60% in the CT group versus 39% in the cath group followed statin recommendation.

Sub- analysis of the randomized controlled CAD-Man trial on the effect of coronary CT angiography on statin adherence published by Sarah Feger and Laura Elzenbeck in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
The study showed that an intervention based on computed tomography versus invasive coronary angiography resulted in improved statin adherence and cholesterol levels.
 After a median follow-up of 3.3 years, more patients in the CTA group compared with the ICA group (60% versus 39%) reported to be on statin therapy. Total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels were decreased in the CT group (decrease by 22.6% and 35.5%), but increased in the ICA group (by 19.8% and 28.9%).

Dr. Sarah Feger
Dr. Sarah Feger