The role of coronary computed tomography angiography
Jody W. Baker RN, APN-C, MSN

September 2009 
Volume 39  Number 9 - Supplement: Cardiac Insider
Pages 12 - 14
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE REMAINS the number one killer of women and men of all races and ethnicities in the United States. Coronary artery disease (CAD) accounts for more than half of all cardiovascular diseases. One American will suffer a coronary event every 26 seconds, and every minute one will die from it.1 Unfortunately, many diagnostic technologies have low sensitivity and specificity and may fail to identify CAD in its earliest stages.

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