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CT Angiography for Discharge of Acute Coronary Syndrome 

CT Angiography for Discharge of Acute Coronary Syndrome
CT Angiography for Discharge of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Christoph I. Lee

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date: 07 July 2020

This chapter, found in the chest pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of computed tomography (CT) angiography for discharging patients with acute coronary syndrome from the emergency department. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. The study showed that a negative coronary CT angiography examination can be used to safely expedite the discharge of low-to-intermediate risk patients who present to emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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