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Clinical value, cost-effectiveness, and safety of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: a position statement

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  • C. Marcassa
  • J.J. Bax
  • F. Bengel
  • B. Hesse
  • C.L. Petersen
  • E. Reyes
  • R. Underwood
Mortality rates due to coronary artery disease (CAD) have declined in recent years as result of improved prevention, diagnosis, and management. Nonetheless, CAD remains the leading cause of death worldwide with most casualties expected to occur in developing nations. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) provides a highly cost-effective tool for the early detection of obstructive CAD in symptomatic individuals and contributes substantially to stratification of patients according to their risk of cardiac death or nonfatal myocardial infarction. MPS also provides valuable information that assists clinical decision-making with regard to medical treatment and intervention. A large body of evidence supports the current applications of MPS, which has become integral to several guidelines for clinical practice
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/2
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Heart Journal
Vol/bind29
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)557-563
Antal sider6
ISSN0195-668X
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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