Invasive evaluation of patients with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease.

@article{Lee2015InvasiveEO,
  title={Invasive evaluation of patients with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease.},
  author={Bong-Ki Lee and Hong Seok Lim and William Fuller Fearon and Andy S. C. Yong and Ryotaro Yamada and Shigemitsu Tanaka and David P. Lee and Alan Yeung and Jennifer A. Tremmel},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 12},
  pages={1054-60}
}
BACKGROUND More than 20% of patients presenting to the cardiac catheterization laboratory with angina have no angiographic evidence of coronary artery disease. Despite a "normal" angiogram, these patients often have persistent symptoms, recurrent hospitalizations, a poor functional status, and adverse cardiovascular outcomes, without a clear diagnosis. METHODS AND RESULTS In 139 patients with angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (no diameter stenosis >50%), endothelial… CONTINUE READING

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