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Coronary angiogram interpretation. Interobserver variability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  702698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinicopathological correlation of premortem coronary angiograms and postmortem data was performed to determine the degree of interobserver variability in the clinical interpretation of coronary angiograms using the pathological findings as the standard of accuracy. Comparison of the independent interpretations of the antemortem coronary angiograms by three cardiologists showed no substantial difference in overall diagnostic accuracy among the three observers. In the majority of instances where a substantial angiographic lesion was found on coronary angiography, it was verified pathologically. In false-positive or false-negative interpretations, a majority opinion was accurate when compared with a pathological lesion in 50% of the instances. Despite the fact that coronary angiography is an excellent diagnostic tool, there remain limitations of the accuracy of interpretation not solved by a majority opinion.
J E Galbraith; M L Murphy; N de Soyza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  240     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2053-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / standards*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease / radiography
Diagnostic Errors
Heart Valve Diseases / radiography

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