Background: The study evaluates the appropriateness of coronary angiography and the agreement between the used method and the presence of coronary artery disease by the indications proposed from American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (1999). Method: The guidelines allow us to associate to Class I and IIa the judgment of appropriateness, to the Class IIb of uncertainty; to Class III of inappropriateness. Result: On 761 coronary angiography 76.74% were appropriate, 23.13% unsuitable, 0.13% uncertain. The group with the greater value of appropriateness is that one with unstable angina (97.9% appropriate); that one with the lower value is the group with non-specific symptomatology (26.7% appropriate). Conclusion: Considering the false positives, it is important the rate of the greater sensibility and the lower specificity of the not invasive tests carried before coronary angiography, as well as, the probable presence of microcircle disease. Among the false negatives, we must considered the number of patients with effective coronary artery disease which has “jumped” the intermediate stage of the not invasive diagnostic process, before the coronary angiography, but have obtained the same final benefit.

Pace Giuliana, Caruso Marco, Vincenzo Sucato, Giuseppe Riccardo Tona, Quagliana Angelo, Cangemi Debora, et al. (2012). Clinical Appropriateness of Coronary Angiography. OPEN ACCESS SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 1(8) [10.4172/scientificreports.419].

Clinical Appropriateness of Coronary Angiography

Vincenzo Sucato;Quagliana Angelo;Novo Salvatore
2012

Abstract

Background: The study evaluates the appropriateness of coronary angiography and the agreement between the used method and the presence of coronary artery disease by the indications proposed from American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (1999). Method: The guidelines allow us to associate to Class I and IIa the judgment of appropriateness, to the Class IIb of uncertainty; to Class III of inappropriateness. Result: On 761 coronary angiography 76.74% were appropriate, 23.13% unsuitable, 0.13% uncertain. The group with the greater value of appropriateness is that one with unstable angina (97.9% appropriate); that one with the lower value is the group with non-specific symptomatology (26.7% appropriate). Conclusion: Considering the false positives, it is important the rate of the greater sensibility and the lower specificity of the not invasive tests carried before coronary angiography, as well as, the probable presence of microcircle disease. Among the false negatives, we must considered the number of patients with effective coronary artery disease which has “jumped” the intermediate stage of the not invasive diagnostic process, before the coronary angiography, but have obtained the same final benefit.
Pace Giuliana, Caruso Marco, Vincenzo Sucato, Giuseppe Riccardo Tona, Quagliana Angelo, Cangemi Debora, et al. (2012). Clinical Appropriateness of Coronary Angiography. OPEN ACCESS SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 1(8) [10.4172/scientificreports.419].
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