The healthcare environment is evolving rapidly with more and more doctors being employed by hospitals or medical groups where physicians can find themselves with a “divided loyalty” to their patients but also their employer creating conflicts of interest. There are an increasing number and type of cardiac tests used to help stratify patients thought to be at risk for symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD), specifically for short-term complications such as myocardial infarction(MI). Different types of cardiac tests like cardiac stress test, cardiac enzyme test.
As every patient and person is, in fact, different, Drs. Akbar and Sabah feel it is crucial for them to maintain their professional autonomy allowing independent clinical judgment to achieve the best cardiac care for each patient without succuming to a “one-size-fits all” approach of care.