Long-Term Risk Assessment After the Performance of Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Alan Rozanski, Daniel S. Berman

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Stress-rest myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a potent method for assessing the presence and magnitude of inducible myocardial ischemia. Stress MPI currently faces increased scrutiny for its therapeutic effectiveness because of the emergence of other competing means for assessing clinical risk. New data have examined the usefulness stress-rest-MPI as a predictor for long-term clinical outcomes, in contrast to its traditional role for assessing short-term cardiovascular risk. These data indicates that temporal risk is highly influenced by both the magnitude of ischemia and various baseline clinical factors. An optimized assessment of stress MPI, which includes long-term risk prediction, might improve the potential future clinical effectiveness of this imaging modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-99
Number of pages13
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging


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