Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of the Acute Chest Pain Syndrome: State of the Art.
Radiol Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;53(2):297-305
Authors: Schlett CL, Hoffmann U, Geisler T, Nikolaou K, Bamberg F
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is recommended for the triage of acute chest pain in patients with a low-to-intermediate likelihood for acute coronary syndrome. Absence of coronary artery disease (CAD) confirmed by CCTA allows rapid emergency department discharge. This article shows that CCTA-based triage is as safe as traditional triage, reduces the hospital length of stay, and may provide cost-effective or even cost-saving care.
PMID: 25726995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]