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Role of stress testing after coronary revascularization

Author
Warren J Manning, MD
Section Editors
Patricia A Pellikka, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Gary V Heller, MD, PhD, FACC, MASNC
Deputy Editor
Brian C Downey, MD, FACC

INTRODUCTION

Non-invasive cardiac stress testing is an important tool in the evaluation and assessment of patients with symptoms suggestive of coronary heart disease (CHD) prior to coronary revascularization. Non-invasive cardiac stress testing also plays a valuable role following cardiac procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in assessing:

The potential ischemic etiology of recurrent or new symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischemia

The presence and significance of incomplete revascularization

The occurrence of restenosis

The development of new stenoses in bypass grafts, and the progression of native CHD following either procedure

              

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