Posts tagged #risk stratification

Journal Club: Coronary CT Angiography Versus Traditional Care

Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) has shown promise in three major randomized controlled trials evaluating its safety in risk-stratifying low- to intermediate-risk patients. Additionally, CCTA-based screening was shown to increase rate of discharge directly from the ED, and decreased length of stay. The study discussed in this Journal Club Review contributes to the growing body of evidence regarding use of  CCTA and its role in screening patients with lower risk chest pain.