Journal Article

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

Schmidt T, Maag R, Foy AJ. JAMA internal medicine. 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.