Study backs CCTA for chest pain screening

03/24/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Patients experiencing chest pain who have a low or intermediate risk of myocardial infarction may be safely released after receiving negative results from a coronary CT angiography scan, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. The new data, which supported 30-day outcomes reported at the 2012 ACC meeting, indicated the likelihood of an adverse cardiac event was no greater for patients undergoing CCTA than for those who were given traditional treatment, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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