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Am J Cardiol. 1998 Jun 15;81(12):1491-3.

Usefulness of technetium-99m sestamibi infarct size in predicting posthospital mortality following acute myocardial infarction.

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Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

Abstract

In this multicenter study, 249 patients who underwent tomographic technetium-99m sestamibi infarct size measurement at hospital discharge were followed up for a median duration of 7 months. Infarct size was significantly associated with mortality (chi-square = 5.8, p = 0.02) and could stratify patients into lower and higher risk subsets: 1-year mortality 2% for infarct size < 14% versus 8% for infarct size > or = 14% of the left ventricle.

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