A 77-year-old male patient, with multiple risk factors including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and history of cigarette smoking, was admitted with a recent onset of chest discomfort and shortness of breath at rest. The physical examination was unremarkable. Patient characteristics, including body mass index (25 kg/m2), blood pressure (130/80 mmHg) as well as ECG and echocardiography, were normal at admission. The chest discomfort and shortness of breath persisted after admission and an initial set of cardiac troponin I showed a level of 0.04 ng/mL. The patient was subsequently referred for coronary CT angiography (cCTA) for further evaluation.
The outcomes by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.