[Outpatient diagnosis of coronary artery disease]

Abbuehl, Heidi and Zellweger, Michael J. and Hoffmann, Andreas. (2009) [Outpatient diagnosis of coronary artery disease]. Therapeutische Umschau, Vol. 66, H. 4. pp. 231-240.

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Coronary artery disease either presents with acute chest pain or with exercise induced chest symptoms or shortness of breath. The differentiation between stable and unstable Angina pectoris is prognostically important, unstable angina is managed as an acute coronary syndrome including hospital admission, patients with stable symptoms can be further evaluated in an outpatient setting. A broad differential diagnosis of other cardiac and non-cardiac causes must be considered. Important initial diagnostic steps are cardiovascular risk stratification and prove of ischemia (or scar, necrosis) either at rest or usually exercise-induced, if necessary by additional imaging. Exercise capacity is assessed by physiological parameters (watt, VO2max., MET and distance) during exercise tests like ergometry, spiroergometry or 6-minute walking test (e.g. heart failure patients). Additional factors must be considered for the assessment of working capacity.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Kardiologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Kardiologie
UniBasel Contributors:Hoffmann, Andreas and Zellweger, Michael J.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:Hans Huber
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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