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Invasive investigations and revascularisation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11756203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Invasive investigation of coronary artery disease is relatively expensive, and carries risks including a mortality of approximately 1 in 2000. It would not be practical or appropriate to perform invasive investigation in all patients with a clinical diagnosis of coronary artery disease, still less in the large numbers with chest pain and possible angina. Clinicians will refer for invasive investigation those: (i) with a high level of angina, needing revascularisation on symptomatic grounds; and (ii) who are likely to have a poor prognosis with medical treatment, and thus likely to benefit from revascularisation. Not all of these patients will have a high level of symptoms.
S Chaubey; S W Davies; N Moat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical bulletin     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0007-1420     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Med. Bull.     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-28     Completed Date:  2002-02-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376542     Medline TA:  Br Med Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Invasive Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Heart Catheterization
Myocardial Revascularization*
Patient Selection
Risk Assessment

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