Special Subsets of Angiographically Defined Patients: Normal Coronary Arteries, Single-Vessel Disease, Left Main Coronary Artery Disease, Major Noncardiac Vascular Surgery, Patients Undergoing Coronary Revascularization

  • Eugenio Picano
  • Rosa Sicari


In patients undergoing coronary angiography for investigation of chest pain, the incidence of normal or near-normal coronary arteriographic findings varies between 10% and 20% [1]. In general, patients without significant epicardial coronary artery disease have an excellent prognosis, but not all nonsignificant stenosis are created prognosti-cally equal, since coronary events are rare in patients with smooth, normal arteriograms, sixfold more frequent in patients with mild (o%-20% stenosis), and 15-fold more frequent in patients with moderate (20%-40%, and still nonsignificant) lesions [2].


Coronary Angioplasty Coronary Flow Reserve Stress Echocardiography Left Main Coronary Artery Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography 
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