Study shows CT scans not much better compared to other test methods for diagnosing heart problems

March 16, 2015 12:53 PM

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A study published online by the New England Journal of Medicine about heart imaging now reveals that diagnosing chest pains with CT scans does not necessarily reduce the risks associated with heart attack, hospitalization, or even dying when compared to other forms of test methods like simple treadmill test, electrocardiogram or earlier forms of traditional diagnostic techniques.

Funded by the federal government, the $40 million research revealed certain insights into findings made possible by the study. CT scans – which provides 3D imaging of heart arteries, was banked upon as possibly the best among them all, but recent findings made it only another alternative, considerin...

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