Document Detail

Comparison of exercise electrocardiography, technetium-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography, and dobutamine and dipyridamole echocardiography for detection of coronary artery disease in hypertensive women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20403475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the performance of currently used stress tests for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) in a series of female hypertensive patients. We performed exercise electrocardiography (ECG), technetium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) single photon emission computed tomography, dobutamine and dipyridamole echocardiography, and coronary angiography in 76 hypertensive women. Of the 76 study patients, 31 (41%) had significant CAD. The sensitivity of exercise ECG (81%), MIBI scanning (90%), and dobutamine echocardiography (87%) was greater than that of dipyridamole echocardiography (61%). This finding resulted from the lower sensitivity of dipyridamole echocardiography in the detection of single-vessel CAD (47% vs 76%, 88%, and 82% for the other 3 methods). In contrast, the sensitivity of the 4 tests was similar in the detection of multivessel CAD. The specificity of exercise ECG (56%) and MIBI scanning (53%) was less than that of dobutamine (82%, both p <0.01) and dipyridamole (91%, both p <0.001) echocardiography. This finding related to the lower specificity of exercise ECG in patients with either left ventricular hypertrophy or ST-T abnormalities at rest compared to the specificity in patients without these disorders (33% vs 89%, p <0.01). A lower MIBI scan specificity was found only in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (31% vs 66%, p <0.05). The overall accuracy of dobutamine echocardiography reached 84% compared to exercise ECG (66%, p <0.01), MIBI scan (68%, p <0.05), and dipyridamole echocardiography (79%, p <0.05). In conclusion, dobutamine echocardiography yielded satisfactory diagnostic accuracy for identifying CAD in hypertensive women. Although dipyridamole echocardiography had the greatest specificity, it might be limited in detecting mild CAD. Both exercise ECG and MIBI scanning had fare sensitivity; however, our findings limit the usefulness of these 2 tests in unselected patients.
Chunzeng Lu; Fei Lu; Gabriele Fragasso; Pawel Dabrowski; Vitantonio Di Bello; Sergio L Chierchia; Luigi Gianolli; Mario Marzilli; Alberto Balbarini
Related Documents :
1919745 - Demonstration of differential post-stenotic myocardial technetium-99m-teboroxime cleara...
2083545 - Dipyridamole combined with symptom-limited exercise for myocardial perfusion scintigrap...
15093975 - Transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation of coronary flow reserve in patients with hy...
8951905 - Frequency of extra-cardiac activity and its effect on 99tcm-mibi cardiac spet interpret...
24912945 - Exercise during pregnancy and its association with gestational weight gain.
8567565 - Effects of physical conditioning on endogenous nitric oxide output during exercise.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  2010-06-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1254-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cardiotonic Agents / diagnostic use
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dipyridamole / diagnostic use*
Dobutamine / diagnostic use
Echocardiography, Stress / methods*
Electrocardiography / methods*
Exercise Test / methods
Hypertension / complications*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Reproducibility of Results
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi / diagnostic use*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods*
Vasodilator Agents / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 109581-73-9/Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi; 34368-04-2/Dobutamine; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effe...
Next Document:  Results of the Croatian Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Network for patients with ST-segm...