Coronary Heart Disease (cont.)
Treadmill exercise stress test.
Stress nuclear imaging using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
Results of a nuclear stress test from a person with angina. A significant defect in the amount of blood pumped during stress appears to a major blockage (stenosis) in the right coronary artery.
Coronary angiography in cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Coronary angiogram from a person with angina and an abnormal stress test showing 90% blockage in the right coronary artery (arrow). In the lower panel, the blockage has been treated with angioplasty (PTCA) and a stent was put in place (double arrow)
Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
"Revascularization in patients with stable coronary artery disease: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention"
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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