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A second look with prone SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging reduces the need for angiography in patients at low risk for cardiac death or MI.
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PMID:  24980454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Correction for soft tissue signal attenuation can improve the diagnostic accuracy of single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI). The aim of this study was to correlate SPECT-MPI findings with clinical outcomes in patients who underwent stress imaging in the supine position, who also underwent "second look" stress imaging in the prone position.
METHODS: Patients without perfusion abnormalities were considered Normal (N = 270). Those with apparent supine stress perfusion abnormalities which all resolved during prone imaging formed the Normal-Prone group (N = 309). Patients with matched perfusion abnormalities during both supine and prone stress imaging were considered Abnormal (N = 169).
RESULTS: During follow-up (187 ± 96 days), utilization rates for invasive coronary angiography were similar for Normal vs Normal-Prone patients (3.5% vs 3.8%; P = NS), but were significantly higher in Abnormal patients (42.4%, P < .0001). Coronary revascularization occurred in 0.78%, 0.64%, and 17.7% of Normal, Normal-Prone, and Abnormal patients, respectively (P < .001). Cardiac death or myocardial infarction occurred in 2.2%, 2.3%, and 6.3% of Normal, Normal-Prone, and Abnormal patients, respectively (P = .02).
CONCLUSIONS: Second look SPECT-MPI identifies patients at low risk for death or myocardial infarction, who infrequently require invasive coronary angiography.
Nicole E Worden; Paul D Lindower; Trudy L Burns; Kanu Chatterjee; Robert M Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-6551     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nucl Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423534     Medline TA:  J Nucl Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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