Is it Prime Time for "Rapid Comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Imaging" in the Emergency Department?

Anna Marie Chang, Judd E. Hollander

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Abstract

Reducing hospital admissions through improved risk stratification of patients with potential acute coronary syndrome represents a critical focus for reducing health care expenditure. Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has been used with increasing frequency as part of the evaluation of chest pain in the Emergency Department. In the appropriate group of patients at low to intermediate risk CTA appears to be an excellent evaluation strategy, safely and efficiently allowing for the rapid discharge of patients home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-532
Number of pages10
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Hospital Emergency Service
Angiography
Patient Discharge
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Health Expenditures
Chest Pain
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • Emergency Department risk stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Is it Prime Time for "Rapid Comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Imaging" in the Emergency Department? / Chang, Anna Marie; Hollander, Judd E.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 30, No. 4, 11.2012, p. 523-532.

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Chang, Anna Marie ; Hollander, Judd E. / Is it Prime Time for "Rapid Comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Imaging" in the Emergency Department?. In: Cardiology Clinics. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 523-532.
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