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Prognostic long-term value of nonobstructive disease in emergency department chest pain patients who undergo CCTA

Published:December 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2021.12.002
      Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) assists in diagnosing acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in emergency department (ED) chest pain patients.
      • Litt H.I.
      • Gatsonis C.
      • Snyder B.
      • et al.
      CT angiography for safe discharge of patients with possible acute coronary syndromes.
      ,
      • Kumar V.
      • Weerakoon S.
      • Dey A.K.
      • et al.
      The evolving role of coronary CT angiography in acute coronary syndromes.
      In community settings, CCTA with <50% stenosis ensures that patients are unlikely to have revascularization or cardiac death for at least five years,
      SCOT – HEART investigators
      Coronary CT angiography and 5-year risk of myocardial infarction.
      ,
      • Goehler A.
      • Mayrhofer T.
      • Pursnani A.
      • et al.
      Long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary CT angiography in patients with suspicion for acute coronary syndrome.
      but it is unclear whether this extends to ED patients.

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