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Positive TRO-CTs Associated With Higher MACE Rates


Background: Rapidly diagnosing the cause of acute chest pain in the emergency department (ED) is essential as many of these entities, including myocardial infarction (MI), can be fatal and have high risks of morbidity and mortality if diagnosis is delayed. One way to do this is a triple rule-out (TRO) CT for evaluating for coronary artery disease (CAD), aortic dissection, and pulmonary emboli. Objective: To evaluate TRO-CT to risk-stratify patients with chest pain and compare findi more...
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