Simultaneous echocardiography and myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography associated with dobutamine stress to predict long-term cardiac mortality in normotensive and hypertensive patients

Riccardo Bigi, Jeroen J. Bax, Ron T. Van Domburg, Abdou Elhendy, Lauro Cortigiani, Arend F L Schinkel, Cesare Fiorentini, Don Poldermans

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Abstract

Background: Echocardiography and myocardial scintigraphy associated with dobutamine stress are used for assessing risk in coronary artery disease. We compared the accuracy of the two modalities applied simultaneously for predicting long-term cardiac mortality in normotensive and hypertensive patients. Methods: Three hundred and fifty-one consecutive patients underwent dobutamine stress with simultaneous echocardiography and 99mTc- sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Fifty patients underwent early (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1415
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume23
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Dobutamine
  • Hypertension
  • Risk assessment
  • SPECT
  • Stress echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology

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