Assessing Intermediate Coronary Lesions: More than Meets the Eye
Although invasive coronary angiography traditionally has been considered the reference standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease, its limitations are being highlighted with increasing frequency. This is particularly evident in patients with intermediate or moderate coronary artery lesions. For this subset of narrowings, a number of adjunctive, invasive techniques have been proposed to improve the diagnostic accuracy of the coronary angiogram.
- Received October 2, 2013.
- Accepted October 2, 2013.