Noninvasive evaluation of ischaemic heart disease: myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography?

A Schinkel
2003 European Heart Journal  
Methods The available studies were identified by MEDLINE searches using the following key words: noninvasive imaging, stress echocardiography, dobutamine, dipyridamole, adenosine, myocardial perfusion imaging, technetium-99m sestamibi, technetium-99m tetrofosmin and thallium-201. In addition, a manual search of eight cardiology and nuclear medicine journals (was carried out. Only studies that performed a head-to-head comparison between stress echocardiography and some form of nuclear imaging
more » ... nuclear imaging were selected. From these articles the sensitivity and specificity of the techniques were compared. Studies that did not provide this information were excluded. From the pooled data,
doi:10.1016/s0195-668x(02)00634-6 pmid:12727146 fatcat:2ehjueltxbairibuwqocvt7gaa