Radionuclide techniques in the selection of patients for PTCA and in post-PTCA evaluation.

Myocardial perfusion imaging plays an important role in the selection of patients for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) by identifying patients with coronary artery disease and by determining the physiologic significance of a particular stenosis, and therefore, the need for PTCA. In the immediate post-PTCA period, it is useful to… (More)