Chest Pain: What’s the Best Test?
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Katie A. Young, MD
We now have a variety of tests to assess patients who present with chest pain. These tests include such basic assessment tools such as a resting ECG to the most invasive of cardiac tests, a coronary angiogram. But there are multiple tests in between these two extremes. Each have their specific benefits and limitations. Which test or tests should we order for patients with chest pain? What are the potential risks of these tests to the patient? In this podcast, we’ll discuss these questions and more with cardiologist Katie A. Young, M.D., from the Department of Cardiovascular Disease from the Mayo Clinic. The topic for today’s podcast is “Chest Pain: What’s the Best Test?”