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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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PEREZ-IRUELA, Juan A et al. Diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion gammagraphy in a female cohort with suspected ischemic heart disease. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.6, pp.232-238. ISSN 0120-5633.

Introduction and Objectives: to determine the diagnostic values of myocardial perfusion with 99mTc-tetrophosmine in a one-day protocol after pharmacological stimulation with dipyridamole in a women population. Methods: 202 medical records of women with suspected ischemic cardiopathy who underwent a myocardial perfusion test were studied. The following variables were considered: drug treatment, cardiovascular risk factors, biochemical parameters, baseline electrocardiogram, definitive diagnosis and myocardial perfusion scan parameters. Results: the diagnostic values for the studied population had in general a sensitivity of 87,16% and a specificity of 81,48%. Conclusions: The myocardial stimulation/rest perfusion test with 99mTc-tetrophosmine and dipyridamole as vasodilator using the one-day protocol, has a high diagnostic accuracy in women with suspected ischemic heart disease.

Keywords : gammagraphy; 99mTc-tetrophosmine; myocardail perfusion; women; sensitivity; specificity.

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