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Overdiagnosis of coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography: a teachable moment.

Schmidt T, Maag R, Foy AJ. Overdiagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease Detected by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(12):1747-1748. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6660.

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November 23, 2016
Schmidt T, Maag R, Foy AJ. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176:1747-1748.

Overdiagnosis can result in financial, psychological, and physical harm to patients. This commentary discusses how a communication gap left a patient uninformed about the risks associated with an invasive cardiac procedure that was later found to be unnecessary.

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Schmidt T, Maag R, Foy AJ. Overdiagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease Detected by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(12):1747-1748. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6660.