Effective and Efficient Cardiac Testing for Chest Pain

Friday, November 24
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

After the history and examination, cardiac testing is often required to further evaluate chest pain. There is an array of different cardiac testing options, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the correct testing approach requires an understanding of the patient and the limitations of testing in looking for underlying coronary artery disease. I will be presenting a case-based approach to CAD testing and will also discuss the major pitfalls in dealing with the results such as the false positive test and the false negative test.

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Richard Choi

University of Toronto

Dr. Richard Choi is a clinician-educator. He is a Vancouver native who completed medical school at UBC and specialty training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Toronto in 2001. He is a staff cardiologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and runs a private practice in West Toronto. He is adjunct clinical faculty and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

He has clinical interests in cardiac imaging, general cardiology and the cardiovascular effects of psychiatric medications. He is the chair and founder of the Cardiovascular Update, an annual symposium for west Toronto primary care physicians since its inception in 2008. He remains active in developing CME programs for primary care physicians and for specialists.


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