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R.E.B.E.L. EM – Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA): The Holy Grail of “Low Risk” Chest Pain Evaluation?

CCTA has become a popular modality in the ED setting to assess anatomic atherosclerotic disease in patients presenting with chest pain. Advocates of CCTA feel that CCTA has a greater accuracy in identifying obstructive coronary artery disease and identification of high-risk disease compared to stan...

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Chest Pain Controversies: Coronary CTA Use (Part 2)

Coronary CTA has risen to the forefront of chest pain evaluation, providing an anatomical evaluation of coronary artery vasculature. When negative, it improves negative predictive value of ACS. Additionally, CCTA allows for a better means to diagnose CAD when compared to history, physical exam, ECG,...