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Myocardial perfusion imaging in evaluation of undiagnosed acute chest pain

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Abstract

Myocardial perfusion imaging is a relatively new technique in the emergency department management of acute chest pain. With improved sensitivity and specificity compared to traditional methods of risk stratification, an abnormal scan rapidly identifies individuals with acute perfusion abnormalities and allows the appropriate utilization of limited resources. Conversely, a normal scan allows prompt hospital discharge and is associated with excellent outcomes both in the short and medium terms. Acute chest pain myocardial perfusion imaging has been demonstrated to alter patient management and disposition and its routine use results in decreased costs in the intermediate risk population. (Intern Med J 2001; 31: 544–546)
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Keywords: chest pain; emergency department; myocardial perfusion imaging

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-12-01

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