Acute chest pain investigation: utility of cardiac CT angiography in guiding troponin measurement.

@article{Nasis2011AcuteCP,
  title={Acute chest pain investigation: utility of cardiac CT angiography in guiding troponin measurement.},
  author={Arthur Nasis and Ian T. Meredith and Nitesh Nerlekar and James D. Cameron and Paul R. Antonis and Philip M. Mottram and Michael C. H. Leung and John M. Troupis and Marcus Peter Crossett and Anthony G Kambourakis and George Braitberg and Udo Hoffmann and Sujith K. Seneviratne},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={260 2},
  pages={381-9}
}
PURPOSE To assess the impact on length of stay and rate of major adverse cardiovascular events of a cardiac computed tomographic (CT) angiography-guided algorithm to examine patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low- to intermediate-risk chest pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional review board, and all patients gave written informed consent. Two hundred three consecutive patients (mean age, 55 years ± 11 [standard deviation]; 123 men… CONTINUE READING

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