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The role of coronary CT angiography (CTA) for patients presenting with acute chest pain. Defining problem-specific, evidence-based indications of a novel imaging modality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17503217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the current issue, Stillman et al. (Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, 2007) discuss the role of coronary CTA in patients presenting with acute chest pain. The authors conclude, that CTA will provide novel information on the presence and significance of CAD in patients presenting with acute chest pain. Based on the lack of evidence-based data, specific recommendations for its appropriate use are incomplete. Most experts agree, that there is the need for large clinical trials to determine the accuracy and precision of MDCT for triage of patients with acute chest pain.
Paul Schoenhagen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Editorial     Date:  2007-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-16     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Angina Pectoris / etiology*,  radiography
Aortic Diseases / complications,  radiography*
Clinical Competence
Coronary Angiography / instrumentation*,  methods
Diagnosis, Differential
Education, Medical
Emergency Service, Hospital
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  radiography*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography*
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted*
Risk Assessment
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation*
Comment On:
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Aug;23(4):415-27   [PMID:  17492364 ]

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