Chest pain patients with zero CAC score can be safely discharged

02/10/2010 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

An observational study of 1,031 stable patients with chest pain of unknown origin seen at an emergency department found that a zero coronary artery calcium score with CT can be associated with excellent short-term results and is predictive of a normal SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging outcome. The finding suggests that such patients can be safely discharged without additional cardiac tests, such as SPECT MPI, which is usually conducted after CAC scoring.

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