Am Fam Physician. 2015 Dec 1;92(11):1022.
Is coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) better than stress testing for detecting coronary artery disease?
For the evaluation of chest pain in intermediate-risk patients, CCTA is comparable with myocardial perfusion imaging in its ability to select patients for invasive management. Both modalities are also similar when it comes to downstream resource use and adverse cardiovascular events. CCTA is associated with less radiation exposure. (Level of Evidence = 1b)
The effectiveness of a noninvasive coronary imaging modality lies in its ability to identify patients who will need invasive management. In this study, intermediate-risk patients
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