What is the role of coronary angiography in the workup of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and which treatment options may be indicated by the results?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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For individuals with highly probable or confirmed ACS, consult with a cardiologist so that urgent coronary angiography can be performed; this procedure can be used to definitively diagnose or rule out CAD. Based on the angiographic result and patient comorbidities, subsequent treatment recommendations can be made, which may include medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.


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