March 15, 2015

FUNNY HOW SINCE OBAMACARE, ALL THOSE “EARLY DETECTION” TESTS THEY USED TO PUSH HAVE BECOME BAD: CTA No Better Than Stress Test for Coronary Disease. “Patients with symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) did not have better clinical outcomes than those who had functional testing. . . . Using CTA did not reduce the composite incidence of death, myocardial infarction, hospitalization for unstable angina, and procedural complications at 12 months. Event rates were low in both groups: 164 patients (3.3%) in the CTA group and 151 patients (3.0%) in the functional testing group. Overall radiation exposure was higher in the CTA group compared to the functional testing group, which included nuclear stress testing, stress echocardiography, and exercise electrocardiogram. One third of patients in the functional-testing group had no radiation exposure at all.” I’m not saying this is wrong, I’m just noticing.

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