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The puzzle of normal coronary arteries in the patient with chest pain: what to do?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8443989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over one million Americans undergo cardiac catheterization each year because of chest pain, with the expectation that coronary artery disease will be found. However, up to 30%--a subgroup that includes patients with both cardiac and noncardiac pathology--will have angiographically normal coronary arteries. While the prognosis of the group as a whole is excellent, successful management requires a clear understanding of the multiple and varied conditions that can cause this syndrome.
M E Assey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-05     Completed Date:  1993-04-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / etiology*,  mortality,  psychology
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vasospasm / complications
Esophageal Diseases / complications
Heart Diseases / complications
Hypertension / complications
Musculoskeletal Diseases / complications

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