Different tracers and stressors in patients with coronary artery disease: How to standardize clinical questions and nuclear cardiology answers

P. Marzullo, G. Sambuceti, A. Gimelli, A. Giorgetti, O. Parodi

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Abstract

The recent introduction of new tracers and stressors has increased the number of combinations of techniques that can be used for the diagnostic and prognostic stratification of patients with coronary artery disease. However, these new techniques still need to be standardized for clinical use. Thallium-201 scintigraphy is at present the most common method to assess transient ischemia and viability in patients. Dynamic exercise and dipyridamole show similar incidence of major cardiac complications and their use can be considered sufficiently safe. Further experimental and multicenter clinical studies are needed for 99mTc-Sestamibi and 99mTc-Teboroxime and for new stressors such as adenosine and dobutamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-572
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of nuclear biology and medicine (Turin, Italy : 1991)
Volume38
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • gamma-emitting, flow indicators
  • stressors, myocardial blood flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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