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Comparison of traditional cardiovascular risk models and coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by computed tomography for prediction of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
1553-2712
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
8
Pages
934–942
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01417.x
PMID: 22849339
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Risk scores (Goldman, Sanchis, TIMI) have modest discriminatory capacity and coronary plaque burden has good discriminatory capacity for the diagnosis of ACS in patients with acute chest pain. The combined information of risk scores and plaque burden significantly improves the discriminatory capacity for the diagnosis of ACS.

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