Risk stratification in coronary artery disease: Implications for stabilization and prevention Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Disease
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

abstract

  • Noninvasive nuclear imaging techniques, including dual-isotope myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), have been employed in the development of strategies for diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. These risk-stratification strategies are based on studies in which known outcome has been linked to diagnostic and prognostic information provided by myocardial perfusion SPECT. This article describes a validated dual-isotope exercise protocol for assessment of perfusion and function and reviews the evidence on which a cost-effective risk management strategy is based.

publication date

  • June 26, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9149(97)00380-9

PubMed ID

  • 9223352

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 10

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 79

number

  • 12 B