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Comparison of the prognostic value of qualitative versus quantitative stress tomographic perfusion imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10190415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared qualitative assessment of exercise thallium imaging to quantitative assessment in predicting outcome in 713 patients with 78% prevalence of coronary artery disease by coronary angiography; during a mean follow-up of 52 months, there were 106 hard cardiac events (death or nonfatal myocardial infarction). The qualitative method provided important prognostic information; however, unlike the quantitative technique, less patients were assigned to either the low- or high-risk group and proportionally more patients into the intermediate-risk group, which may limit the clinical usefulness of the technique.
Y Cohen; E Acio; J Heo; E Hughes; J Narula; A E Iskandrian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-15     Completed Date:  1999-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  945-8, A9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / mortality,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Exercise Test*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes

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