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BACKGROUND The incremental prognostic value of post-stress left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) and volume over perfusion has not been investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 1680 consecutive patients who underwent rest Tl-201/stress Tc-99m sestamibi gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and who were followed-up for 569+/-106(More)
UNLABELLED We have developed a new, completely automatic 3-dimensional software approach to quantitative perfusion SPECT. The main features of the software are myocardial sampling based on an ellipsoid model; use of the entire count profile between the endocardial and epicardial surfaces; independence of the algorithm from myocardial shape, size, and(More)
UNLABELLED This study validates a new quantitative perfusion SPECT algorithm for the assessment of myocardial perfusion. The algorithm is not based on slices and provides fully 3-dimensional sampling and analysis independent of assumptions about the geometric shape of the left ventricle. METHODS Radiopharmaceutical- and sex-specific normal limits and(More)
Postexercise wall motion abnormality (WMA) in patients with normal resting myocardial perfusion may represent prolonged postischemic stunning, and may be related to the presence of severe angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD). This study assesses the diagnostic value of postexercise WMA by technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi gated single-photon emission(More)
High-frequency mid-QRS (HFQRS) analysis was recently introduced as a tool for identification of stress-induced ischemia. The diagnostic performance of this electrocardiographic technique has not been determined in a large cohort of patients. This study compared the diagnostic performance of HFQRS analysis to conventional ST-segment analysis in detecting(More)
OBJECTIVES The study compared the prognostic significance of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) (MPS) in patients early and late after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). BACKGROUND The long-term effectiveness of CABG is limited by graft stenosis. The greatest incidence of graft occlusion occurs between five(More)
BACKGROUND Whether there are gender differences in the prognostic application of gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has not been assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS Gender-specific normal limits of poststress volume and ejection fraction (EF) were obtained in 597 women and 824 men with a low likelihood of coronary(More)
UNLABELLED This study validated a new automatic algorithm for assessment of lung-to-heart ratio (L/H) of radiotracers in myocardial perfusion SPECT and assessed the diagnostic value of (99m)Tc-sestamibi L/H after exercise. METHODS The new technique extracts a left ventricular region of interest (ROI) from a summed anterior projection image and generates a(More)
UNLABELLED The combination of myocardial perfusion and poststress ejection fraction (EF) provides incremental prognostic information. This study assessed predictors of nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) versus cardiac death (CD) by gated myocardial SPECT and examined the value of integrating the amount of ischemia and poststress EF data in risk(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with high-speed single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with conventional SPECT imaging for the evaluation of myocardial perfusion in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND A novel technology has been developed for high-speed(More)