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Coronary Heart Disease (cont.)

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Image reference: NHLBI
Image reference: NHLBI
Treadmill exercise stress test.
Treadmill exercise stress test.
Stress nuclear imaging using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
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.
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 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).
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


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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