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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stress Echo

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ACEP Now - By Lorraine L. Janeczko - July 5, 2018
"Stress echocardiography (SE) may be a good alternative to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) when triaging patients with chest pain in the emergency department, a new study suggests.
“When we compared stress echocardiography and CCTA, we saw that stress echocardiography was able to discharge more patients who came to the emergency department for chest pain and in a faster timeframe,” Dr. Jeffrey M. Levsky of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City told Reuters Health by phone.
“Triage and fast decision-making are the order of the day, so it was surprising that stress echo, which is sometimes considered slower, was so good in this role,” he added..."