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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Oct 15;80(8):1086-7.

Repeat coronary angiography in patients with chest pain and previously normal coronary angiogram.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas 75235, USA.


Patients with chest pain and normal coronary angiograms have excellent long-term survival and are unlikely over the ensuing years to develop clinically significant atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Specifically, of the 17 subjects with a previously normal coronary angiogram who had repeat angiography an average of almost 9 years later, 15 showed no appearance of coronary artery disease and 2 developed single-vessel coronary artery disease, 1 of whom had a myocardial infarction.

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