Figure B depicts the flow of articles through the literature search and screening process. Of the 8231 citations identified by our searches, 634 were duplicates. A manual search identified an additional 445 citations for a total of 8042 citations. After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria at the title-and-abstract level, 1772 full-text articles were retrieved and screened. Of these, 1662 articles were excluded at the full-text screening stage, with 110 articles representing 104 studies remaining for data abstraction. Of the 104 studies, 1 was an RCT, 79 were prospective observational, and 24 were retrospective observational with study cohorts comprised of individuals who presented for NIT testing and received diagnostic coronary angiography.

Figure BLiterature flow diagram

Abbreviations: CAD = coronary artery disease; KQ = Key Question; NIT = noninvasive technology; SR = systematic review

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