In this episode we “curbside” SoCal Cardiologist, Dr. Neel Patel. If you’re like us and confused by the smorgasbord of cardiac imaging and stress testing then this show is a must listen. Whether you’re in the clinic or on call for Internal Medicine, Dr. Patel has your answers on coronary artery calcium scoring, coronary CT scans and all types of stress testing.
Dr. Patel recommends that you go outside. He didn’t mention this site expressly, but we think it’s a good starting point. http://www.greatoutdoors.com
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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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Douglas, PS, et al. Outcomes of anatomical versus functional testing for coronary artery disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 2;372(14):1291-300. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1415516. Epub 2015 Mar 14.
A 15-Year Warranty Period for Asymptomatic Individuals Without Coronary Artery Calcium: A Prospective Follow-Up of 9,715 Individuals. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Aug;8(8):900-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.01.025. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
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