What is the best noninvasive diagnostic test for women with suspected CAD?
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Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) may be the most sensitive and specific noninvasive diagnostic test for women with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, multiple prospective cohort studies). However, stress echocardiography and nuclear medicine perfusion testing are still the best well-tested and readily available alternatives in light of the newness of MDCT and concerns regarding its use (SOR: A, meta-analysis and cohort studies). Standard exercise treadmill testing (ETT) doesn't adequately exclude or confirm CAD in women (SOR: A, multiple prospective cohort studies).
Journal of Family Practice, 59(9) 2010: 534-535.