American Heart Association (AHA) publishes computed tomography (CT) - angiography guidelines
This article was originally published in Clinica
The American Heart Association says ultrafast CT should not be used as a screening tool for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic individuals. In a medical-scientific statement on coronary artery calcification published in Circulation (September 1st), a multi-disciplinary group says ultrafast CT, also known as electron beam CT or EBCT, should only be used in patients with atypical chest pain until such time as trial data support wider use.
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