Most Patients With Heart Failure Not Tested for Ischemic CAD
Despite the fact that ischemic coronary artery disease is the most common cause of heart failure, most patients with heart failure are not tested for it, researchers reported in the
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
. "This is relevant, not only because ischemic coronary artery disease represents a potentially treatable (or reversible) cause of heart failure, but also because the presence of coronary artery disease can be synergistically and independently associated with worsened long-term outcomes,"
Darshan Doshi, MD, MS
, of the division of cardiology at the Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and colleagues wrote.
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