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Management of unstable angina: the role of noninvasive risk stratification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9115079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many cardiologists rely primarily on catheterization to evaluate, and revascularization to treat, patients with unstable angina. In this era of managed care and cost containment, it is useful to determine whether some patients with unstable angina might benefit sufficiently from noninvasive testing and medical therapies. Several studies provide evidence that myocardial perfusion imaging is valuable for evaluating cardiac risk and thus determining the best candidates for medical treatment. Comparative studies indicate that myocardial perfusion imaging is superior to stress electrocardiography for assessing risk in patients with unstable angina.
Authors:
K A Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1071-3581     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nucl Cardiol     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-01     Completed Date:  1997-07-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423534     Medline TA:  J Nucl Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S164-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angina, Unstable / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Electrocardiography / economics
Exercise Test
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Heart Catheterization
Humans
Myocardial Revascularization / economics
Risk Assessment

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