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A survey on the implementation of the NICE guidelines on chest pain of recent onset 

July 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:116 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.025

A survey on the implementation of the NICE guidelines on chest pain of recent onset 

John Whitaker, Andrew Wragg, Khaled Alfakih

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Introduction In 2010, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a new guideline for the investigation of patients with chest pain of recent onset. This guideline reflected the importance of assessing the pre-test probability (PTP) of finding coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients, prior to selecting further investigations. NICE advocated a modified Duke Clinical Score method to calculate pre-test probability of CAD. They recommended the use of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in the investigation of patients with low PTP of having CAD, alongside clearly defined roles for functional imaging tests, in patients wit

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June 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:78 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.018

A UK cardiac centre experience of low-risk, stable chest pain patients with calcium score of zero

Muhammad Ali Abdool, Reza Ashrafi, Michael Davies, Santosh Raga, Huw Lewis-Jones, Erica Thwaite, Peter Wong, Gershan Davis

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