Risk test could reduce unnecessary cardiac diagnostics

UBC research has found that thousands of people are needlessly given radiological exams and cardiac stress tests after suffering chest pains, the Vancouver Sun reported.

Christopher Fordyce, study lead author and a UBC cardiology professor, said that 27 per cent of people who were subjected to a treadmill test or a CT scan of their coronary arteries had normal results.

The story also appeared in The Province and Montreal Gazette.