Cardiac Catheterization and Selective Coronary Angiography: Current Status and Limitations

  • Matt Cummings
  • Aravinda Nanjundappa
  • Assad Movahed


Cardiac catheterization and selective coronary angiography has revolutionized the evaluation of cardiac anatomy and physiology over the past three decades. In an age of advanced noninvasive cardiac imaging, selective coronary angiography remains the gold standard for defining cardiac anatomy. In addition to defining the site, severity, and morphology of coronary lesions, cardiac catheterization provides the most accurate quantitative assessment of cardiac structure and hemodynamics.


Coronary Angiography Unstable Angina Cardiac Catheterization Right Coronary Artery Mitral Valve Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matt Cummings
    • 1
  • Aravinda Nanjundappa
    • 1
  • Assad Movahed
    • 1
  1. 1.The Brody School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of CardiologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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