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NICE recommends 3D heart imaging for diagnosing heart disease

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4662 (Published 26 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4662
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Medical software that helps doctors visualise the blood vessels in the heart without invasive tests could help to diagnose heart conditions in patients with chest pain and suspected angina, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.

NICE says that 36 000 people in England could benefit from the new technology every year, saving the NHS around £7.7m (€9m; $10.2m) by avoiding some invasive investigations and …

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