Use of dobutamine stress echocardiography in detecting silent myocardial ischaemia in asymptomatic diabetic patients: a comparison with thallium scintigraphy and exercise testing.

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AIMS Silent myocardial ischaemia is frequent in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (201Tl SPECT) coupled with exercise stress testing (EST), and dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) in the detection of asymptomatic coronary artery disease. METHODS Fifty-six… (More)

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@article{Penfornis2001UseOD, title={Use of dobutamine stress echocardiography in detecting silent myocardial ischaemia in asymptomatic diabetic patients: a comparison with thallium scintigraphy and exercise testing.}, author={Alfred Penfornis and Claudia Zimmermann and D Boumal and Asmaa Sabbah and Nicolas F. Meneveau and S Gaultier-Bourgeois and Jean Pierre Bassand and Yves A. Bernard}, journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association}, year={2001}, volume={18 11}, pages={900-5} }