Role of multidetector computed tomography in the diagnosis and management of patients attending the rapid access chest pain clinic, The Scottish computed tomography of the heart (SCOT-HEART) trial: study protocol for randomized controlled trial

David E Newby, Michelle C Williams, Andrew D Flapan, John F Forbes, Allister D Hargreaves, Stephen J Leslie, Steff C Lewis, Graham McKillop, Scott McLean, John H Reid, James C Sprat, Neal G Uren, Edwin J van Beek, Nicholas A Boon, Liz Clark, Peter Craig, Marcus D Flather, Chiara McCormack, Giles Roditi, Adam D TimmisAshma Krishan, Gillian Donaldson, Marlene Fotheringham, Fiona J Hall, Paul Neary, Louisa Cram, Sarah Perkins, Fiona Taylor, Hany Eteiba, Alan P Rae, Kate Robb, Dawn Barrie, Kim Bissett, Adelle Dawson, Scot Dundas, Yvonne Fogarty, Prasad Guntur Ramkumar, Graeme J Houston, Deborah Letham, Linda O'Neill, Stuart D Pringle, Valerie Ritchie, Thiru Sudarshan, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Alistair Cormack, Iain N Findlay, Stuart Hood, Clare Murphy, Eileen Peat, Barbara Allen, Andrew Baird, Danielle Bertram, David Brian, Amy Cowan, Nicholas L Cruden, Marc R Dweck, Laura Flint, Samantha Fyfe, Collette Keanie, Tom J MacGillivray, David S Maclachlan, Margaret MacLeod, Saeed Mirsadraee, Avril Morrison, Nicholas L Mills, Fiona C Minns, Alyson Phillips, Laura J Queripel, Nicholas W Weir, Fiona Bett, Frances Divers, Katie Fairley, Ashok J Jacob, Edith Keegan, Tricia White, John Gemmill, Margo Henry, James McGowan, Lorraine Dinnel, C Mark Francis, Dennis Sandeman, Ajay Yerramasu, Colin Berry, Heather Boylan, Ammani Brown, Karen Duffy, Alison Frood, Janet Johnstone, Kirsten Lanaghan, Ross MacDuff, Martin MacLeod, Deborah McGlynn, Nigel McMillan, Laura Murdoch, Colin Noble, Victoria Paterson, Tracey Steedman, Nikolaos Tzemos

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Abstract

Rapid access chest pain clinics have facilitated the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary heart disease and angina. Despite this important service provision, coronary heart disease continues to be under-diagnosed and many patients are left untreated and at risk. Recent advances in imaging technology have now led to the widespread use of noninvasive computed tomography, which can be used to measure coronary artery calcium scores and perform coronary angiography in one examination. However, this technology has not been robustly evaluated in its application to the clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184
Number of pages1
JournalTrials
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Rapid access chest pain clinic

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