Detection of myocardial ischemia in diabetic patients: the limitations of myocardial perfusion imaging

Tomislav Jakljević, Alen Ruzić, Ksenija Bazdarić, Luka Zaputović, Zarko Mavrić, Stephane Champagne, Emmanuel Teiger
2012 Collegium Antropologicum  
In the study of 286 patients with suspected coronary artery disease and recent exercise single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) test, we performed coronary angiography with coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement and tested the differences between diabetic (103) and non-diabetic (183) patients in ischemia detection by this two methods. The diabetic patients had a higher prevalence of hypertension, higher BMI and cholesterol levels, as well as longer duration of
more » ... tion of hospitalization than non-diabetic patients. There was no difference found between groups according to the exercise SPECT test, but, there were significantly more negative results in the non-diabetic group than in the diabetic group according to the FFR test, also, the percentage of stenosis was higher in diabetic patients. The concordance between the two methods was found, it was fair in diabetic patients (kappa = 0.25, 95% C.I. 0.06-0.45) and moderate in non-diabetic patients (kappa = 0.49, 95% C.I. 0.36-0.62).
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