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Comment & Response
October 2015

Noninvasive Testing in Patients With Chest Pain

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Services, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(10):1727. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4152

To the Editor A recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine,1 later highlighted in a focused review,2 studied outcomes in emergency department chest pain patients with unremarkable electrocardiograms and biomarkers. Results suggest that noninvasive coronary artery disease (CAD) testing leads to more downstream tests and revascularizations compared with no testing, and at 6 months, myocardial infarction (MI) rates are similar for both nonivasive testing and no testing.