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Am J Cardiol. 2003 Dec 1;92(11):1318-20.

Usefulness of tachycardic-stress perfusion imaging to predict coronary artery disease in high-risk patients with chronic renal failure.

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Cardiology, North Western Adelaide Health Service, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. matalex@ozemail.com.au

Abstract

Uncertainty remains as to the most appropriate preoperative screening investigation to evaluate patient cardiac risk in prospective renal transplant recipients. We prospectively compared tachycardic-stress (exercise/pacing) scintigraphy with coronary angiography for the detection of significant coronary artery disease in this group. With a negative predictive value of 92%, tachycardic-stress scintigraphy may reduce the need for unnecessary coronary angiography in these patients.

PMID:
14636911
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.08.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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