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Another Call for Better Risk Stratification in Cardiac Imaging

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

New data showing that the slightly more than one-third of patients with previously unconfirmed coronary artery disease who go to the cath lab for invasive angiography testing actually have an obstructive blockage are sure to ratchet up the already active discussions around the appropriate use of cardiac imaging - both from the effectiveness and safety perspectives. Part of the solution may be the development of molecular IVD tests aimed at triaging patients to imaging. Even if slow to integrate this brand of R&D into their development strategies, some makers of in vivo imaging equipment are beginning to realize this.

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