Myocardial perfusion in patients with ST depression during the recovery phase of treadmill stress tests

Peña Almaguer, Erasmo de la y Desai, Milind Y. y Mannting, Finn (2009) Myocardial perfusion in patients with ST depression during the recovery phase of treadmill stress tests. Medicina universitaria, 11 (42). pp. 22-28. ISSN 1665-5796

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Objectives: To determine the incidence and characteristics of myocardial perfusion abnormalities in patients with ST depression in recovery only, using Tc-99m gated-SPECT. Background: The significance of ST depression in recovery only after exercise treadmill testing (ETT) remains controversial. Such finding has been classified as a false positive, false negative and inconclusive sign of CAD. Methods: Fifty patients who underwent ETT and Tc-99m gated-SPECT and demonstrated ST depression only in recovery were analyzed. The group consisted of 28 men and 22 females, mean age of 61 ± 9 years. Perfusion abnormalities, reverse redistribution, heart/lung ratio, changes in LV cavity size and global function were assessed. Results: The mean peak heart rate (PHR) was 139 ± 18 bpm (88% ± 14 of the predicted maximal heart rate). Sixty % of the patients had evidence of CAD in form of either fixed or reversible perfusion abnormalities. Fixed only perfusion abnormalities were found in 3 patients (6%), seven (14%) had fixed and reversible perfusion defects and 20 (40%) showed ischemia only. Ischemia was observed in the anterior wall in 10 patients, inferior wall in 12, lateral wall in 5, apex in 8 and septum in 1 patient. Mean extent of the perfusion abnormalities were 3.7 segments (out of 20) ± 2. Conclusions: Evidence of CAD was found in 60% of the patients with ST depression in recovery only. The most common finding was ischemia in 54% of the patients, and the anterior and inferior walls were most frequently involved. The mean extent of myocardial involvement was moderate, which implies prognostic significance.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Exercise treadmill Test, Recovery, Tc-99m, Myocardial perfusion
Divisiones: Medicina
Usuario depositante: Editor Repositorio
Peña Almaguer, Erasmo de laerasmo@bwh.harvard.eduNO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 19 Ene 2016 04:07
Última modificación: 19 Ene 2016 04:07

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