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Clinical Summary

Chest pain: risk-benefit profile favors CT for initial imaging

Susan London   |   31 October 2022

Takeaway

  • For both women and men with stable chest pain and an intermediate probability of obstructive coronary artery disease, the risk-benefit profile favors CT over invasive coronary angiography as the initial diagnostic imaging test.

Why this matters

  • The “gender paradox” among patients presenting with chest pain, consisting of differences in...

          

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