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Evaluation of Tc-99m Tetrofosmin Scan for Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis

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dc.contributor.author Ghanem, Georges
dc.contributor.author Tarcha, Walid
dc.contributor.author Sokhn, Kozhaya
dc.contributor.author Hage, Chadi
dc.contributor.author Yatim, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Chammas, Elie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-15T08:36:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-15T08:36:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0218-4923 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4042
dc.description.abstract Detection of myocardial perfusion abnormalities using Tc-99m tetrofosmin was evaluated for sensitivity and specificity compared to coronary angiography. Between January 1996 and January 1998, exercise stress tests and myocardial scintigraphy were performed in 58 patients, followed by coronary angiography within 2 months. There were 48 males and 10 females, aged 33 to 72 years (mean, 57 years). The sensitivity and specificity of exercise stress tests were 64% and 68%, respectively, while the sensitivity and specificity of Tc-99m tetrofosmin scans were 88% and 75%, respectively, compared to angiography. For Tc-99m tetrofosmin scans, the sensitivity was 78% for the left anterior descending artery, 66% for the left circumflex artery, and 76% for the right coronary artery; specificity was 74% for the left anterior descending artery, 90% for the left circumflex artery, and 75% for the right coronary artery. It was concluded that Tc-99m tetrofosmin allowed high-quality myocardial perfusion imaging with results comparable to those obtained using thallium-201 chloride. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Evaluation of Tc-99m Tetrofosmin Scan for Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000163 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004813 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 244-247 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/021849230201000312 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chammas, E., Yatim, A., Hage, C., Sokhn, K., Tarcha, W., & Ghanem, G. (2002). Evaluation of Tc-99m tetrofosmin scan for coronary artery disease diagnosis. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 10(3), 244-247. en_US
dc.author.email george.ghanem@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email walid.tarcha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://aan.sagepub.com/content/10/3/244.short en_US


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