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Influence of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in primary prevention
Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3
Hackam, D.G., Shojania, K.G., Spence, J.D., Alter, D.A., Beanlands, R.S., Dresser, G.K., Goela, A., Davies, A.H., Badano, L.P. Poldermans, D., Boersma, E., Njike, V.Y.Influence of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging in primary prevention: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials,Archives of Internal Medicine2011[Epub ahead of print]
This review concluded that there was limited evidence to suggest that non-invasive cardiovascular imaging altered primary prevention efforts and further high-quality studies were needed. Clinical variability across the studies made the reliability and generalisability of the pooled results uncertain. Despite the limitations of the review and the data, the authors’ conclusions seem appropriate.