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Predicting therapeutic benefit from myocardial revascularization procedures: are measurements of both resting left ventricular ejection fraction and stress-induced myocardial ischemia necessary?

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
1532-6551
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
6
Pages
768–778
Identifiers
PMID: 17174808
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although EF predicts cardiac death, only inducible ischemia identifies which patients have a short-term benefit from revascularization.

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