Cardiac CT angiography for evaluation of acute chest pain

Nam Ju Lee, Harold Litt

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Abstract

Chest pain is the second most common emergency department (ED) presentation in the United States. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) now plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome in the ED setting. In this article, we review the available techniques focused on the use of CCTA to evaluate patients fosr coronary atherosclerosis for timely triage of acute chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-112
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chest pain
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Emergency department

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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