ORIGINAL ARTICLE Comparative effectiveness of coronary CT angiography vs stress cardiac imaging in patients following hospital admission for chest pain work-up: The Prospective First Evaluation in Chest Pain (PERFECT) Trial a b c Seth Uretsky, MD, FACC, Edgar Argulian, MD, MPH, Azhar Supariwala, MD, d b b Shiv K. Agarwal, MD, Georges El-Hayek, MD, Patricia Chavez, MD, b b b Hira Awan, MD, Ashadevi Jagarlamudi, MD, Siva P. Puppala, MD, b b Randy Cohen, MD, and Alan Rozanski, MD Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Morristown Medical Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Morristown, NJ Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY Northshore LIJ Southside Hospital, Hofstra School of Medicine, NSLIJHS, Bayshore, NY Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR Received Aug 18, 2015; accepted Oct 20, 2015 doi:10.1007/s12350-015-0354-6 Background. Because the frequency of cardiac event rates is low among chest pain patients following either performance of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) or stress testing, there is a need to better assess how these tests inﬂuence the central management decisions that follow from cardiac testing. The present study was performed to assess the relative impact of CCTA vs stress testing on
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 5, 2016
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