Comparison of prognostic value of negative dobutamine stress echocardiography versus single-photon emission computed tomography after acute myocardial infarction

Wanda Acampa, Letizia Spinelli, Mario Petretta, Marco Salvatore, Alberto Cuocolo

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Abstract

We enrolled 196 patients who had myocardial infarction and no ischemia on dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) and/or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Negative studies were observed in 125 patients on DSE and in 159 on SPECT. Patients were followed for 43 ± 14 months. Cardiac events occurred in 14% of patients who did not have ischemia on DSE and in 9% of patients who did not have ischemia on SPECT. Event-free survival rate was higher in the presence of negative findings on SPECT compared with DSE (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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