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Chest pain but MI rule-out? Further noninvasive testing usually unhelpful, says analysis

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Patients admitted to the emergency department with chest pain who are ruled out for an MI are at a low risk for having an MI in the short- and longer-term follow-up even if they receive no further diagnostic testing, according to the results of a new study. Most important, the analysis showed that compared with the outcomes of individuals who received no further diagnostic tests, noninvasive testing with exercise ECG, myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, and computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) did not appear to prevent more


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