Diagnosis – Non-Invasive

Myocardial Infarction With Non-obstructive Coronary Arteries – Diagnosis and Management

Early coronary angiography performed during acute MI (AMI) identifies an occluded vessel in most patients with ST elevation MI (STEMI)1 and less frequently in those with non-STEMI;2 however, ≥90 % of patients with AMI have evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease.3 For these patients with overt coronary artery disease (CAD), the benefits of reperfusion strategies and cardioprotective therapies are well established and appropriate considering the documented atherothrombotic process involved.

The Role of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Clinical Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease in Women

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), founded in 1993, is a professional medical society whose mission is to foster optimal delivery of nuclear cardiology services through professional education and leadership in the establishment of standards and guidelines for the practice of nuclear cardiology. ASNC will from time to time publish Position, Policy or Consensus Statements, which reflect a body of knowledge and clinical evidence for an application of radionuclide imaging techniques in the clinical care of patients with known or suspected heart disease.