SCCT offers CCTA guidelines for patients with acute chest pain

By staff writers

September 29, 2022 -- The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released guidelines detailing standards of practice for coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in patients presenting to emergency departments with acute chest pain.

The new guidance standardizes care for these patients, the SCCT said.

"We've finally passed the inflection point where coronary CTA can be considered the new 'standard of care' for acute chest pain triage in patients with low-to-intermediate risk for acute coronary syndrome," said Dr. Christopher Maroules, lead author of the guidelines.

The guidelines were published September 28 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and they are endorsed by the ACR and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging.

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