Coronary Artery Evaluation

  • Michael Katz
  • Blake Gardner
  • John P. Gassler


For centuries the coronary arteries have been known to medical practitioners only from cadaveric anatomic evaluations while in training. In living patients with chest pain syndromes they remained hidden, protected like “crown jewels”, akin to that from which their names derives from the Latin “corōnārius” meaning “belonging to a wreath or crown”. Though the understanding of the dual circulation of the body had been unraveled over the preceding centuries, the main use of catheters had been in animal experiments to understand pressure and volume issues of the circulatory system.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Coronary Angiography Compute Tomography Angiography Coronary Artery Calcification Coronary Compute Tomography Angiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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