Retrospective Comparison of Cardiac Testing and Results on Inpatients with Low Pretest Probability Compared with Moderate/High Pretest Probability for Coronary Artery Disease.

@article{Lear2018RetrospectiveCO,
  title={Retrospective Comparison of Cardiac Testing and Results on Inpatients with Low Pretest Probability Compared with Moderate/High Pretest Probability for Coronary Artery Disease.},
  author={Aaron M Lear and Merritt Huber and Amy Canada and J. Robertson and Evan Bosman and Stephen Jerome Zyzanski},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2018},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          219-225
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether admission, and provocative stress testing of patients who have ruled out for acute coronary syndrome put patients with low-risk category for coronary artery disease (CAD) at risk for false-positive provocative stress testing and unnecessary coronary angiogram/imaging. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on patients between 30 and 70 years old, with no pre-existing diagnosis of CAD, admitted to observation or inpatient status chest pain or related… CONTINUE READING
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