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IMAGING Management

PROMISE Trial: Safety of CTA vs. Functional Testing

2017 22 Aug

According to researchers, both coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and functional stress testing are safe for the evaluation of stable chest pain, with minor complications in less than one percent of patients.You might also like: Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations The researchers compared test safety – test complications,... Read more

Cardiology Management

CT Angiography Better at Predicting Future Risk for Patients with Chest Pain

2017 19 Jun

Analysis of results from the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial showed that the presence and extent of coronary artery disease detected by CT angiography better predicts the risk for future cardiac events as compared to other measures such as exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Chest Pain: New Tool Helps Doctors Decide When Tests are Needed

2017 21 Feb

Using data from the PROMISE trial involving more than 10,000 people with stable chest pain, researchers have developed a web-based tool that can accurately predict which patients are likely to have normal non-invasive tests and remain free of cardiac events. Their work is reported in JAMA Cardiology. The tool can be found at http://www.promiserisktools.comIn... Read more