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Yield of 5,536 diagnostic coronary arteriographies: results from a data registry.
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PMID:  12566648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The number of coronary arteriographies (CAG) has increased tremendously all over the industrialised world over the past years. Even though the potential benefit is high in patients with angina pectoris, for example, with expected life prolongation in case of three-vessel disease or left main stenosis with subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the indication for treatment is not as dramatic in all patients and at the same time CAG is a procedure with at least, some risk, and costs are not negligible. It is therefore pertinent, and hence also the purpose of the present analysis, to make observations on indications, clinical and angiographic findings and their combinations which could be helpful in clinical practice/decision-making. Furthermore, the purpose was to analyse the consequences of CAG with respect to revascularisations such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or CABG.
Jan Kyst Madsen; Jan Bech; Erik Jørgensen; Jens Kastrup; Henning Kelbaek; Kari Saunamäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-04     Completed Date:  2003-05-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / statistics & numerical data*
Coronary Angiography / adverse effects,  statistics & numerical data*
Coronary Artery Bypass / statistics & numerical data*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography*,  surgery*
Decision Making
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns / statistics & numerical data
Registries / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index

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