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2022 Jun

Rev Port Cardiol



The updated pre-test probability model of the 2019 ESC guidelines improves prediction of obstructive coronary artery disease.


Lopes PM, Albuquerque F, Freitas P, Rocha BML, Cunha GJL, Santos A C, Abecasis J, Guerreiro S, Saraiva C, Mendes M, Ferreira AM
Rev Port Cardiol. 2022 Jun; 41(6):445-452.
PMID: 36062688.


The 2019 ESC guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes updated the method for estimating the pre-test probability (PTP) of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to compare the performance of the new PTP method against the 2013 prediction model in patients with stable chest pain undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for suspected CAD.