SCREENING FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Unidentified coronary artery disease remains a significant cause of premature death and morbidity during the prime of life. The availability of effective interventions for the management of ischemia has provoked new interest in screening for this condition in asymptomatic patients, in the hope of reducing the burden of this condition. Although widespread use of stress testing is ineffective, the use of imaging techniques may offer better accuracy for detection of ischemia. Other tests that identify evidence of atheroma in the peripheral or coronary circulation may be useful to identify patients at risk.

publication date

  • November 1999