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Sensitivity and specificity of nuclear phase analysis versus ejection fraction in coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6610345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phase standard deviation (SD) and skew characteristics of the first Fourier harmonic of equilibrium radionuclide volume curves were examined and compared during rest and during supine bicycle exercise with ejection fraction (EF) changes and the development of ischemia in 17 control subjects and in 2 groups of patients (n = 57) with coronary artery disease (CAD). Group I comprised 37 patients with CAD; IA was a subgroup of 20 patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) and IB a subgroup of 17 patients with CAD without MI (all with coronary stenosis greater than 75% diameter narrowing). Group II comprised 20 patients with CAD who had undergone coronary bypass surgery. In the Group I subjects, phase SD was the most sensitive indicator of CAD at rest (Group I, 56%; Group IA, 70%, and Group IB, 29%), and the EF was the most sensitive indicator at submaximal (Group I, 78%; Group IA, 86%, and Group IB, 64%) and maximal exercise (Group I, 70%; Group IA, 93%, and Group IB, 53%). When phase SD and skewness were combined with EF changes, little increase in sensitivity occurred in Group I (rest 61%, submaximal exercise 88% and maximal exercise 76%). The results from Group II subgroups were qualitatively similar to those observed with Group I subgroups. These data reveal a marginally improved sensitivity for detection of CAD during supine bicycle radionuclide ventriculography when phase measurements were added to changes in global EF values.
S L Norris; R A Slutsky; K H Gerber; K R Geiss; W L Ashburn; C B Higgins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-03     Completed Date:  1984-07-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1547-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Circulation*
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Exercise Test
Fourier Analysis
Heart / radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Stroke Volume*
Grant Support

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