Non-invasive investigation of chronic stable angina--a practical overview for medical practitioners.
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How does one decide on the best non-invasive test to investigate stable coronary ischaemia? This is a very common question faced by many medical practitioners. Chronic stable angina is a common presentation encountered in general practitice. Upon clinical assessment and risk stratification the patient needs to be investigated further to confirm the diagnosis. The first investigational modality involves a non-invasive test. It is important that practitioners possess a practical knowledge of the array of different tests that are available so that the best suited one for each patient can be chosen. This article aims to compare the efficacy and accuracy and the practical utility of the different non-invasive tests for coronary ischaemia and aid the practitioner in making sound decisions in this regard.
Medical Journal of Malaysia.
Medical and Health Sciences