Evaluating prognostic value of residual ischemia after MI

R. Bigi, A. Galati, G. Curti, S. Barlera

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We compared the prognostic value of exercise electrocardiography and dobutamine stress echocardiography in 406 low-risk patients recovering from an uncomplicated myocardial infarction. Although both tests showed excellent negative predictive value, echocardiography was significantly more sensitive (p <.05) and less specific (p <.01) in predicting outcome for these patients. We conclude dobutamine stress echocardiography may be a cost-effective secondary option for risk stratification in uncomplicated MI when exercise testing is not feasible, its results are equivocal, or ischemia location is clinically relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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