Diagnosing coronary artery occlusion in NSTEACS with strain echocardiography

Cole, Graham; Mayet, Jamil; Malik, Iqbal S.
October 2010
Heart;Oct2010, Vol. 96 Issue 19, p1516
Academic Journal
The article considers the screening for coronary artery occlusion for patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS). NSTEACS refers to an acute cardiac chest pain in the absence of ST elevation. A study revealed that about a quarter of patients with NSTEACS suffer from a coronary artery occlusion, specially in arteries supplying the inferolateral territories.


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