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Coronary physiology in the cath lab: beyond the basics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21459247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The adoption of invasive coronary physiologic lesion assessment before percutaneous coronary intervention has become routine in many catheterization laboratories. In the last decade, numerous studies have demonstrated favorable outcomes for revascularization decisions based on in-lab coronary physiology in many patients. The use of coronary physiology in the laboratory has been identified as a class IIa recommendation for patients in whom the clinical presentation and supporting data are too inconclusive to make an objective decision regarding treatment. This article reviews pertinent concepts and studies of the more complex applications of translesional pressure measurements for optimal patient outcomes.
Authors:
Morton J Kern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, University of California, 101 The City Drive, Orange, Irvine, CA 92866, USA.
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