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Figure 3 | Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

Figure 3

From: Myocardial perfusion imaging in women for the evaluation of stable ischemic heart disease—state-of-the-evidence and clinical recommendations

Figure 3

Adapted with permission.3

Schematic of the ischemic cascade, a sequence of pathophysiologic events associated with CAD, and multimodality cardiovascular imaging approaches for the evaluation of patients with known or suspected CAD. Anatomy-based and quantitative functional imaging probes earlier events in the cascade than does traditional MPI. This may be especially relevant for the evaluation of women. CCTA, coronary computed tomography angiography; CFR, coronary flow reserve; MPI, myocardial perfusion imaging; SE, stress echocardiography; ETT, exercise treadmill testing.

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