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Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain

11:38 EST 14 Nov 2017 | Science Daily

Patients who go to the ER with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to new research. CT scans and cardiac stress tests are overused in the ER for patients with chest pain and provide no information to determine whether a patient is in the midst of a heart attack.

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