Changes to the MBS make it less likely that patients will be optimally investigated and some may go undiagnosed, says Professor Jamie Layland.
Use of a computer model to decide which lesions should be targeted also spared some patients from unnecessary procedures, researchers say.
Most patients aged under 40 with obstructive CHD have a zero score, study shows.
Furthermore, levels of the biomarker after 12 weeks of therapy are prognostic, researchers report.
Data from a large cohort of patients undergoing repeat echocardiography underlines the need for better surveillance of at-risk patients, researcher…
In well-selected older patients the device can greatly improve quality of life, US researchers say.
Women appear to be more at risk than men, the researchers report.
Fewer than 12 patients with very low ejection fraction need to be treated to prevent an event including death, investigator says.
The two conditions can be hard to distinguish but early diagnosis of comorbidity benefits the patient, the authors say.