Study: SPECT detects more perfusion defects than ECGs

10/30/2012 | MedPage Today

SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging is better at identifying perfusion defects and predicting cardiovascular death or morbidity compared with electrocardiograms, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging. Fifty percent of 650 patients with suspected or known heart disease who had normal findings from exercise ECGs showed abnormal results on SPECT MPI, the study said. Abnormal SPECT findings can be a strong predictor of death or major adverse cardiac events, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT