Date: 23 May 2014

Novel Biomarkers: Utility in Patients with Acute Chest Pain and Relationship to Coronary Artery Disease on Coronary CT Angiography

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Acute chest pain remains one of the most common patient presentations encountered in the emergency department. With the evolution of biomarkers and improvement in cardiac imaging there has been advancement in risk stratification of patients, but millions of dollars continue to be spent in the assessment of chest pain. Investigators have explored possible comparative alternatives to the traditional work up of chest pain. In this review, we will discuss the current state of biomarker use in the evaluation of acute chest pain. We will review established and emerging circulating biomarkers and their addition to cardiac CT for appropriate diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

This article is part of the Topical Collection on Cardiac Computed Tomography