Peripheral arterial tonometry cannot detect patients at low risk of coronary artery disease

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BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction precedes coronary artery disease (CAD) and can be measured by peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT). We examined the applicability of PAT to detect a low risk of CAD in a chest pain clinic. METHODS In 93 patients, PAT was performed resulting in reactive hyperaemia (RHI) and augmentation (AIx) indices. Patients were risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-015-0715-4

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