Aim. To define the value of DSE for CAD detection in patients without prior MI. Methods. DSE and coronary angiography were performed in a standard fashion on patients referred for assessment of CAD with no history or ECG evidence of MI. Results. Of 157 patients studied, 110 (70%) had significant CAD (>50% luminal diameter stenosis). Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of DSE for detection of CAD were 78%, 64%, 84% and 56% respectively. The sensitivity was 90% for detection of multivessel disease (MVD), 81% for double vessel disease (DVD), and 65% for single vessel disease (SVD). False negative DSE occurred in 24 patients, of whom 14 had SVD, 6 DVD, and 4 MVD. Conclusion. DSE is useful for assessing patients for CAD who have no history or ECG evidence of MI.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine