Time to and risk of cardiac events after myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

Francesco Nudi, Giandomenico Neri, Orazio Schillaci, Annamaria Pinto, Enrica Procaccini, Maurizio Vetere, Fabrizio Tomai, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

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Background: The burden of cardiovascular disease is increasing, yet it remains difficult to focus preventive strategies on populations at highest absolute and relative risks. We compared absolute and relative cardiovascular event counts, plus time to first event, among patients undergoing myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). Methods and results: Our database was queried to identify subjects without myocardial necrosis or recent revascularization, focusing on cardiac death (CD) or myocardial infarction (MI). A total of 13,254 patients were included, 5436 (41%) without, and 7818 (59%) with ischemia. After 32. ±. 21 months, subjects without ischemia, compared to those with ischemia, had lower absolute (16 vs 75 events, 18% vs 82%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
  • Prognosis
  • Warranty period

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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