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SBP ratio in exercise stress testing: validation by perfusion imaging.
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PMID:  23328226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The 3-min SBP ratio (SBPR) was proposed to detect significant coronary artery disease (CAD), but its relationship with abnormalities detected by myocardial perfusion-gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was never examined. METHODS: In 156 consecutive patients submitted to resting and exercise gated SPECT for suspect CAD, perfusion scores, ejection fraction and transient ischemic dilatation (TID) were evaluated and compared with SBPR. RESULTS: There were weak correlations between SBPR and summed stress score (ρ = 0.232, P < 0.004), and summed difference score (SDS) (ρ = 0.228, P < 0.004). According to receiver operating characteristic analysis, SBPR was poorly effective for identifying patients with inducible ischemia (SDS ≥2): area under curve = 0.64, (P < 0.002), sensitivity = 82%, specificity = 40%. No relationship was registered between SBPR and postexercise ejection fraction drop, and the relationship with TID was poor (ρ = 0.263, P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: In patients submitted to gated SPECT for suspect CAD, SBPR appears poorly effective for the detection of significant CAD, and does not show any valuable relationship with exercise-induced functional abnormalities.
Matteo Bartolini; Lucia Massi; Leonardo Settimo; Artur Mema; Alberto Pupi; Roberto Sciagrà
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Nuclear Medicine Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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