Advances in nuclear imaging for preoperative risk assessment
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- Eddinger, J. & Cohen, M.C. Curr Cardiol Rep (2005) 7: 143. doi:10.1007/s11886-005-0027-1
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Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is frequently utilized for preoperative risk assessment. Results are pertinent for longterm risk. MPI, though most frequently applied in intermediate-risk patients, may also be valuable in selected low- and high-risk individuals. Coronary stenting may alter the timing of noncardiac surgery, which should be considered when performing preoperative risk assessment.