Cardiac computed tomographic angiography and the primary care physician.

Title

Cardiac computed tomographic angiography and the primary care physician.

Creator

Mikolich J Ronald

Publisher

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Date

2012
2012-05

Description

Through advancements in computer processing speed and storage capacity, new cardiac imaging modalities have become clinically feasible and useful. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography, a new diagnostic imaging modality, is capable of assessing coronary artery disease and left ventricular function on a par with invasive coronary arteriography in selected patients who meet appropriate use criteria. This imaging modality is of clinical value in the assessment of patients with chest pain who have an intermediate risk of coronary atherosclerosis. The purpose of the present report is to educate primary care physicians about the basic principles of advanced cardiac imaging techniques and to convey a useful strategy for their appropriate use in the current environment of medical economics.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Aged; Risk Assessment/methods; Primary Health Care/*methods; Chest Pain/diagnosis/etiology; Coronary Artery Disease/*diagnosis/pathology; Coronary Vessels/*pathology; Stroke Volume; Tomography; *Physicians; Ventricular Function; Left; Primary Care; X-Ray Computed/*instrumentation

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

267–275

Issue

5

Volume

112

Citation

Mikolich J Ronald, “Cardiac computed tomographic angiography and the primary care physician.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 1, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5540.

Social Bookmarking