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

  • Adefolakemi Babatunde
  • Asim Rizvi
  • Quynh A. Truong
Cardiac Computed Tomography (S Achenbach and T Villines, Section Editor)
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Biomarkers Cardiac CT Coronary artery disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adefolakemi Babatunde
    • 1
  • Asim Rizvi
    • 2
  • Quynh A. Truong
    • 2
  1. 1.Internal Medicine DepartmentDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Division of Cardiology and Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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