Cardiovascular Stress Testing

  • Mohan Rao
  • Nicholas A. Paivanas
  • James Eichelberger


Establishing the anatomic presence of coronary stenosis has become increasingly important owing to the roles coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, angina or myocardial infarction (MI) may occur in the absence of angiographically proven obstructive coronary lesions and, conversely, coronary obstructions may be asymptomatic and thus have uncertain prognostic significance [1–4]. Some have suggested that a functional evaluation may be more predictive of future cardiac events than anatomy alone [5, 6].


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomographic Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Perfusion Imaging Coronary Stenosis Stress Echocardiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohan Rao
    • 1
  • Nicholas A. Paivanas
    • 2
  • James Eichelberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Internal MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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