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Unnecessary angiography could be reduced by using non-invasive imaging, study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4710 (Published 31 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4710
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Unnecessary angiography could be reduced in patients with suspected coronary heart disease by using non-invasive imaging rather than following the current UK guidelines, a study in JAMA has concluded.1

Invasive coronary angiography has been commonly used early in diagnostic pathways in patients with suspected coronary heart disease even though evidence has shown that most patients presenting with chest pain will not have significant obstructive coronary disease.

The randomised controlled trial compared non-invasive cardiovascular magnetic resonance …

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