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Comparison of Tc-99m sestamibi perfusion imaging and echocardiography using an arbutamine infusion for the detection of coronary artery disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
0002-9149
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
11
Pages
1518–1521
Identifiers
PMID: 9185645
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Arbutamine, a synthetic catecholamine, coupled with a closed-loop, computerized delivery system was evaluated in conjunction with technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy and echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery disease. Concordance between the imaging methods was 68%, with a similar sensitivity for coronary disease using echocardiography (78%) and technetium-99m sestamibi (76%), although more arbutamine-induced ischemia was noted with perfusion imaging.

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