ARIA suggests diagnostic angiography underused

Deciding which patients presenting with chest pain should undergo diagnostic coronary angiography (DCA) is an everyday dilemma for the cardiologist.¬† In the ARIA (Appropriateness of Referral and Invesigation of Angina) study, Hemingway and colleagues used scoring criteria, based on patient-specific characteristics and validated by 2 panels of experts made up of 22 UK physicians, in […]

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