SPECT study associates ischemia risk with exercise workload

07/28/2009 | Modern Medicine

A study using SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging found that patients who have a medium to high risk of developing coronary artery disease but can perform a high-exercise workload during a stress test are at a low risk for ischemia. Foregoing MPI in "patients with an intermediate-to-high clinical risk of coronary artery disease, achieving 10 METs or more with no ischemic ST-segment depression" could significantly reduce costs, the researchers said.

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