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Stress myocardial perfusion imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis of women with suspected coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  14650385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease is the single largest killer of women in the United States and claims the lives of more than 250,000 women each year. For several decades, there was the misperception that coronary artery disease was a "man's disease." The fact is that women are indeed vulnerable to coronary artery disease; however, they typically develop the disease 10 to 15 years later than men. Once coronary artery disease is evident, women have worse outcomes as compared with men.Therefore, early and accurate diagnosis of coronary artery disease is crucial for reducing heart disease mortality in women. Stress myocardial perfusion imaging using contemporary techniques has been shown to have significant value in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease in women. Myocardial perfusion imaging with exercise or pharmacologic stress has been shown to add incremental value to the use of clinical variables or exercise electrocardiogram stress testing alone in the risk stratification of women with an intermediate clinical pretest likelihood of coronary artery disease. This review provides an overview of the role of stress myocardial perfusion imaging in the clinical evaluation of women with suspected coronary artery disease.
Jennifer H Mieres; Leslee J Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1061-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-01     Completed Date:  2004-03-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
North Shore University Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / radionuclide imaging*
Diabetic Angiopathies / radionuclide imaging
Heart / radionuclide imaging*
Risk Assessment
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*

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