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of 'Evaluation of the adult with chest pain in the emergency department'
Repeat coronary angiography in patients with chest pain and previously normal coronary angiogram.
Pitts WR, Lange RA, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD
Am J Cardiol. 1997;80(8):1086.
Patients with chest pain and normal coronary angiograms have excellent long-term survival and are unlikely over the ensuing years to develop clinically significant atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Specifically, of the 17 subjects with a previously normal coronary angiogram who had repeat angiography an average of almost 9 years later, 15 showed no appearance of coronary artery disease and 2 developed single-vessel coronary artery disease, 1 of whom had a myocardial infarction.
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas 75235, USA.