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Diagnostic usefulness of myocardial perfusion imaging in patients reluctant to undergo angiography

Authors Narang A, Singh A, Patel A

Received 28 November 2015

Accepted for publication 23 February 2016

Published 18 April 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 35—46


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Kones

Akhil Narang, Amita Singh, Amit R Patel

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Abstract: Patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease are often referred for ischemic testing to aid in risk assessment and guide management when symptoms develop. Invasive coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention are typically reserved for patients with symptoms refractory to medical management. The use of noninvasive modalities with myocardial perfusion imaging is a powerful diagnostic and prognostic tool for patients reluctant to undergo angiography. This review focuses on evaluation of coronary artery disease with myocardial perfusion imaging using single-photon emission computerized tomography, positron emission tomography, myocardial contrast echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and cardiovascular computerized tomography.

Keywords: noninvasive, myocardial perfusion imaging, coronary artery disease, stable angina

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