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Table 2 Association between CT results and patient management in the 94 patients with available follow-up

From: Computed tomography coronary angiography in patients without known coronary artery disease can demonstrate possible non-cardiovascular causes of non-acute retrosternal chest pain

CT result Patient management
Total, n (%) Cardiologic treatment, n (%) Gastroenterological treatment, n (%) Chest pain persistence, n (%)
Nothing   34 (36) 5 (5) 8 (9) 7 (7)
Coronary diseases (CD) only Significant CAD 12 (13) 9 (10) 6 (6) 2 (2)
Myocardial bridging 11 (12) 2 (2) 2 (2) 4 (4)
Malignant coronary anomaly 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (1)
CD + ECD Myocardial bridging + hiatal hernia 8 (8) 6 (6) 5 (5) 3 (3)
Significant CAD + hiatal hernia 3 (3) 3 (3) 3 (3) 0 (0)
Significant CAD + myocardial bridging + hiatal hernia 2 (2) 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1)
Malignant coronary anomaly + hiatal hernia 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1)
Extracardiac diseases (ECD) only Hiatal hernia 20 (21) 8 (9) 11 (12) 4 (4)
Pneumothorax* 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Pneumonia* + cholecystitis* 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total   94 (100) 39 (42) 37 (39) 23 (24)
  1. *All these patients had the acute disease (pneumothorax, pneumonia, and cholecystitis) treated at the time of diagnosis