The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic capacity of the dipyridamole-echocardiography test (DET) and dipyridamole myocardial scintigraphy (DMS) for coronary artery disease in mild to moderate hypertensive subjects with chest pain. A comparison was performed with exercise stress test (EST) and stress myocardial scintigraphy (SMS) in 20 subjects. Seven patients also underwent coronary angiography. To compare test results, Mc Nemar test was employed. Our results showed a statistically significant difference between DET and EST and a good agreement, in terms of dichotomic response, between DET and SMS. Any difference was furtherly found between SMS and DMS. In conclusion, in hypertesive subjects, DET appears to provide a useful clinical noninvasive tool for coronary artery disease diagnosis and evaluation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Clinical usefulness of dipyridamole-echo test in hypertensive subjects with suspected coronary artery disease|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine