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Role of non-invasive imaging in the management of coronary artery disease: an assessment of likely change over the next 10 years. A report from the British Cardiovascular Society Working Group.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17401065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary angiography has been the gold standard for determining the severity, extent and prognosis of coronary atheromatous disease for the past 15-20 years. However, established non-invasive testing (such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and stress echocardiography) and newer imaging modalities (multi-detector x ray computed tomography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance) now need to be considered increasingly as a challenge to coronary angiography in contemporary practice. An important consideration is the degree to which appropriate use of such techniques impacts on the need for coronary angiography over the next 10-15 years. This review aims to determine the role of the various investigation techniques in the management of coronary artery disease and their resource implications, and should help determine future service provision, accepting that we are in a period of significant technological change.
A H Gershlick; M de Belder; J Chambers; D Hackett; R Keal; A Kelion; S Neubauer; D J Pennell; M Rothman; M Signy; P Wilde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-02     Completed Date:  2007-04-26     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods
Cardiology / trends*
Coronary Angiography / methods
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*,  therapy
Coronary Care Units / supply & distribution
Echocardiography, Stress / methods
Exercise Test / methods
Exercise Tolerance
Health Manpower
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
Myocardial Reperfusion / methods
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Comment In:
Heart. 2007 Apr;93(4):413-4   [PMID:  17401061 ]
Heart. 2008 Dec;94(12):1519-21   [PMID:  19011135 ]

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