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Non-invasive coronary angiography for patients with acute atypical chest pain discharged after negative screening including maximal negative treadmill stress test. A prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18367269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among patients admitted in the emergency department for acute atypical chest pain those with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are mistakenly discharged home have high mortality. A recent retrospective study has demonstrated that multislice computed tomography (MSCT) coronary angiography could improve triage of these patients. We aimed to prospectively confirm these data on patients with a negative screening including maximal treadmill stress. PATIENTS: 30 patients discharged from the emergency department after negative screening for an ACS were included. All patients underwent MSCT angiography of the coronary artery. Patients with coronary atheroma on MSCT had an invasive coronary angiography to confirm these findings. RESULTS: Seven patients (23%) had obstructive coronary artery disease on MSCT. Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) confirmed the diagnosis in all patients. CONCLUSION: In patients with no previously known coronary artery disease admitted to the emergency department with atypical acute chest pain and discharged after negative screening, including maximal treadmill stress test, MSCT coronary angiography is useful for the diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease.
L Bonello; S Armero; A Jacquier; O Com; A Sarran; P Sbragia; M Panuel; S Arques; F Paganelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Letter     Date:  2008-03-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / radiography*
Chest Pain / radiography*
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Exercise Test
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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