Catheter-based functional metrics of the coronary circulation

Catheter-based functional metrics of the coronary circulation In patients with stable chest pain, decision making about treatment strategy should be based on anatomical and functional information on the coronary circulation. Traditionally, the functional data are obtained by non-invasive testing which aims at detecting and localizing ‘myocardial ischemia.’ Yet, the diagnostic accuracy of diagnostic testing is over-rated in the literature, so that in clinical practice, a sizable proportion of patients undergo a coronary angiogram without prior useful functional information. Therefore, several methods have been developed to obtain similar information in the catheterization laboratory. Here we review briefly some of these methods. Some of them are used routinely in clinical practice, and others are under development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Nuclear Cardiology Springer Journals

Catheter-based functional metrics of the coronary circulation

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2016 by American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Cardiology; Nuclear Medicine; Imaging / Radiology
ISSN
1071-3581
eISSN
1532-6551
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12350-016-0652-7
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Abstract

In patients with stable chest pain, decision making about treatment strategy should be based on anatomical and functional information on the coronary circulation. Traditionally, the functional data are obtained by non-invasive testing which aims at detecting and localizing ‘myocardial ischemia.’ Yet, the diagnostic accuracy of diagnostic testing is over-rated in the literature, so that in clinical practice, a sizable proportion of patients undergo a coronary angiogram without prior useful functional information. Therefore, several methods have been developed to obtain similar information in the catheterization laboratory. Here we review briefly some of these methods. Some of them are used routinely in clinical practice, and others are under development.

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Journal of Nuclear CardiologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 7, 2016

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