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Myocardial Exercise SPET and with Pharmacologic Stimulation

  • Jaume Candell-Riera
  • Cesar Santana-Boado
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 234)

Abstract

Patients who are referred to the nuclear cardiology department for coronary disease diagnosis constitute a relatively biased population in that, in general, they represent a group in whom the results of a previous stress test had been inconclusive [1-5]. Perfusion scintigraphy is performed, usually, with dynamic exercise and with the same methodology as for a conventional exercise test. The diagnostic efficacy is conditioned, among other factors, by the O2 consumption (METs) and by the myocardial consumption of O2 (peak heart rate and the product of heart rate x systolic blood pressure) [6-10].

Keywords

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Exercise Test Single Photon Emission Tomography Multivessel Disease Peak Heart Rate 
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  • Cesar Santana-Boado

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