Chicago—Research is producing very preliminary and somewhat optimistic evidence for using imaging as a screening technique for assessing cardiac risk in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients. But some experts caution that even if larger, more rigorous trials validate these findings, incorporating imaging into patient assessment faces great challenges because the added value to diagnosis, to treatment strategies, and to reducing hard clinical events remains unknown.
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