Angiography is far more common than it used to be, especially doing repeat angiograms on patients with a high risk of ischaemic heart disease. Watching the lesions change is important, especially with re-presentation with chest pain – and this article from NEJM explores this a little further.
Looking at the lesions that were the cause of an event down the track, they were often angiographically mild, but had several other characteristics that made them suspicious. Check this topical cardiology article out now, over here.
IMAGE: Denise Chan