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Author(s): Silva, F
Borges, T
Ribeiro, A
Mesquita, R
Rocha, OL
Magalhães, D
Silva, JC
Azevedo, A
Bettencourt, P
Title: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: Should we submit patients without angina to coronary angiography?
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Coronary artery disease (CAD) accounts for about two-thirds of cases of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) [1]. Angina symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) are not sufficient to establish an ischemic etiology and according to recommendations coronary angiography (CA) is the gold standard [1–3]. There is a paucity of information on the performance of CA for detecting CAD in HFrEF without known CAD [4]. We aimed to determine the frequency of CAD in HFrEF patients of unknown etiology and without known CAD, and to identify variables associated with the presence and severity of CAD.
Subject: Heart failure
Coronary angiography
Source: Int J Cardiol, vol. 190, p. 131-32
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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