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CCTA vs Invasive Coronary Angiography in NSTEMI

Background: Coronary pathology in patients with NSTEMI can range from structurally normal vessels to varying degrees of nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) to extensive obstructive CAD affecting the coronary tree.  The current diagnostic pathway to differentiate these different coronary pathologies …

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Cardiovascular

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA): The Holy Grail of "Low Risk" Chest Pain Evaluation?

Background: 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 …

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Cardiovascular

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA): The Holy Grail of “Low Risk” Chest Pain Evaluation?

Background: 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 …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Cast Episode 7: BLS vs ACLS in OHCA & Anatomic vs Functional Testing for CAD

Welcome to the REBEL Cast Episode 7, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of articles just published this year. Today we are going to specifically tackle: Topic #1: Basic Life Support (BLS) vs Advanced Cardiac …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Chest Pain: Coronary CT Angiography in the ED

It is well known that taking a good history and physical, getting a non-ischemic EKG, and serial cardiac biomarkers, results in a risk of death/AMI of <5% in 30 days. Patients, in whom you still suspect have CAD, should undergo …

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Cardiovascular

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