Early dipyridamole99mTc-sestamibi single photon emission computed tomographic imaging 2 to 4 days after acute myocardial infarction predicts in-hospital and postdischarge cardiac events: Comparison with submaximal exercise imaging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dipyridamole
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

abstract

  • Dipyridamole MPI very early after MI predicts early and late cardiac events, with superior prognostic value compared with submaximal exercise imaging. The extent and severity of the stress defect and reversibility of the defect were the most important predictors of cardiac death and recurrent MI. This technique can allow management decisions to be made earlier with regard to AMI patients and could have important economic impact if applied widely.

publication date

  • November 16, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.CIR.100.20.2060

PubMed ID

  • 10562261

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2060

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 100

number

  • 20