Testing Strategies to Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndromes: Which Is Most Efficient?

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM


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These findings demonstrate that a coronary computed tomographic angiography strategy can decrease time in the emergency department at the cost of more radiation exposure and subsequent testing. However, an editorialist reasonably questions the study's assumption that a standard evaluation in low-risk patients must involve any testing at all. Clearly, the results of this study will not end the debate.


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