The number of testing modalities available for the diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease has grown over the last few decades. Inappropriate utilization of these tests often leads to: (i) further investigation, (ii) physician and patient uncertainty, (iii) harm and poor outcomes, and (iv) increase in health care costs. An informed approach to the evaluation of the patients with stable ischemic chest pain can lead to efficient use of resources and better outcomes. Throughout the course of this chapter, we will explain how the applications of age-old statistical principles are still relevant in this modern era of technological advancement.
Part of the book: Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain