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FALL 2014

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28 | FALL 2014 cardiology. When he found the Corus CAD test, he was looking for a non-invasive way to rule out CAD in the 90 percent of visiting patients whose chest pain and symptoms are actually due to non-cardiac causes such as heartburn, anxiety or musculoskeletal issues. The right tool would help him avoid exposing patients who most likely do not have CAD to unnecessary radiation risks and the proce- dural complica- tions that are associated with traditional cardiac tests, he says. "I use Corus CAD on my non-diabetic patients who present with non-acute typical or atypical symptoms of obstructive coronary artery disease. It is not indi- cated for patients with unstable angina, history of MI, diabetes, chronic and acute infammatory illnesses, or previous revascularization procedures," Herman says. According to Herman, in fve years of his use of Corus CAD, the gene expression test has helped hundreds of his patients avoid unnecessary non-invasive imaging tests with radiation exposure. Herman's favorite Corus CAD features include the fact that the test works equally well in both men and women. Herman's wish list for the Corus CAD test pertains to reimbursement. "While I was pleased to see the recent announcement that Aetna is now covering Corus CAD (along with Medicare)," says Herman, "it would be nice to see broader insurance reimbursement as it is a fan- tastic tool for primary care and even cardiologists. The cost-effective tool can also lower health care costs, which is important in this environment." Objective Medical Systems (OMS) Cardiovascular Diagnostics Suite Learn more at or email The Objective Medical Systems (OMS) cardiovascular diagnostics suite offers 16 modules including invasive and non-invasive diagnostics tests. Practicing Courus CAD provides current-state assessments of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Tech Notes | Exciting surgical, diagnostic and EHR tools Continued from previous page Work, Play, Live. Y ou were drawn to health care to make a difference in the lives of others. Helping them build healthy habits and overcome illness. Where you are drawn to build your career will make a difference too – to your new community and your family. At PeaceHealth, we've been making a difference in small towns and large cities across the Pacifc Northwest for more than 100 years. We practice our Spirit of Healing promise – promoting personal and community health – against a backdrop of expansive glaciers, soaring waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, vast sand dunes, and coastal waterways. With access to vibrant cultural amenities and progressive schools, PeaceHealth's Pacifc Northwest locations make us a friendly place to call home. Angela Allen-Cornelius Physician Recruiter 360-729-2543 Learn more about the benefts of joining the more than 800 providers who have chosen PeaceHealth Medical Group: PeaceHealth is an EEO & Affrmative Action Employer

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