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Rules for Ordering Tests – Invasive and Non-invasive Tests (Diagnostics)

by Joseph Alpert, MD
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    The lecture Rules for Ordering Tests – Invasive and Non-invasive Tests (Diagnostics) by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Introduction to the Cardiac System.


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    1. Coronary angiogram
    2. Chest x-ray
    3. Echocardiogram
    4. CT angiogram
    5. MRI
    1. An ECG, nuclear, or echo stress test
    2. Chest x-ray
    3. ECG
    4. Echocardiogram
    5. CT angiogram
    1. ...Electrocardiogram
    2. ...Chest x-ray
    3. ...Echocardiogram
    4. ...CT scan
    5. ...Magnetic resonance imaging
    1. Echocardiogram
    2. Nuclear stress test
    3. Cardiac catheterization
    4. MRI
    5. CT scan
    1. Cardiac catheterisation
    2. Echocardiogram
    3. Exercise nuclear stress test
    4. Exercise electrocardiogram
    5. MRI
    1. All of the options are correct
    2. Age
    3. Baseline electrocardiogram
    4. Ability to exercise
    5. Presenting history
    1. Pregnancy
    2. Xanthomas
    3. Hyperlipidemia
    4. Varicose veins
    5. Lipoma
    1. Pharmacological stress test
    2. Exercise stress test
    3. MRI
    4. Cardiac catheterization
    5. Repeat electrocardiogram
    1. CT coronary artery calcium imaging has a high predictive value for coronary artery disease.
    2. CT coronary artery calcium imaging is not useful to predict the percentage of obstruction in the coronary artery.
    3. CT coronary artery calcium imaging is not useful in a patient with a known diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
    4. CT coronary artery calcium imaging is not useful in elderly patients.
    5. CT coronary artery calcium imaging is most useful in patients with intermediate risk of coronary artery disease.
    1. A positive test always establishes the diagnosis.
    2. Never order a test when the results will not affect the patient care decisions.
    3. Do not order tests that give the same results.
    4. Always order the simplest of two forms of imaging test first.
    5. Decide whether the test is really needed for establishing the diagnosis.

    Author of lecture Rules for Ordering Tests – Invasive and Non-invasive Tests (Diagnostics)

     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD


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