Using dipyridamole-thallium imaging to reduce cardiac risk in aortic reconstruction.

@article{Erickson1996UsingDI,
  title={Using dipyridamole-thallium imaging to reduce cardiac risk in aortic reconstruction.},
  author={Carla A Erickson and Ruth Carballo and Julie Ann Freischlag and Gary R Seabrook and Michael M. Farooq and Robert A Cambria and Jonathan B. Towne},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1996},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={422-8}
}
UNLABELLED Cardiac morbidity and mortality remain the major operative risk following aortic reconstruction (AR) performed for aneurysmal and occlusive disease. We reviewed the preoperative cardiac evaluation and outcome in 209 patients who had AR between 1987 and 1992. Dipyridamole-thallium stress test (DTST) was performed in 147 (70.3%) patients. Fifty-six of these patients had a normal DTST and only 1 (1.8%) had a perioperative myocardial infarction (MI). Forty-six patients had a fixed defect… CONTINUE READING