Exercise Testing After Bypass or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • Grant Fowler
  • Michael Altman

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery continues to be performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), especially those with symptomaticmulti-vessel disease and diabetes. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not only used to treat patients with symptoms from CAD, but has also become the treatment of choice for patients with destabilized coronary plaque, whether they present with acute myocardial infarction (ST or non-ST elevation MI) or unstable angina. PCI is also being used formulti-vessel CAD.


Primary Care Clinician Stable Coronary Artery Disease Radionuclide Imaging Noncardiac Surgery Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grant Fowler
    • 1
  • Michael Altman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family and Community MedicineThe University of Texas Health Science Center HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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