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Evaluation of myocardial thallium tomography in patients with chest pain.
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PMID:  2914744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-seven patients with chest pain have been studied by exercise thallium tomography and coronary arteriography to assess the accuracy of thallium tomography in the identification of patients with coronary artery disease and to evaluate whether knowledge of clinical data improves this accuracy. Thallium tomography was also used to identify which coronary arteries were stenosed. Thallium tomography when compared with coronary arteriography has a sensitivity of 97%, a specificity of 75%, and an overall accuracy of 92% for the detection of coronary artery disease. When clinical information was made available, these results improved to a sensitivity of 100%, a specificity of 75%, and an overall accuracy of 95%. In the identification of which coronary arteries were stenosed, thallium tomography had a sensitivity of 85%, a specificity of 89%, and an overall accuracy of 86%. These results show that exercise thallium tomography can be an accurate non-invasive screening test in patients with chest pain thought to be angina.
C J Foster; G P Lawrence; D L Hastings; M G Prescott; H J Testa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-17     Completed Date:  1989-03-17     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / radionuclide imaging
Diagnosis, Differential
Exercise Test*
Myocardial Infarction / radionuclide imaging
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes

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