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Comment & Response
January 10, 2017

Alternatives in the Evaluation of Suspected Coronary Heart Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2Jose Michel Kalaf Research Institute, Radiologia Clinica de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
JAMA. 2017;317(2):211. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18323

To the Editor The study by Dr Greenwood and colleagues1 supports cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as an alternative for the investigation of suspected stable coronary heart disease (CHD), concluding that CMR led to a lower probability of unnecessary invasive angiography compared with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, with no effect on major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE).

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