Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 143-147

First online:

Advances in nuclear imaging for preoperative risk assessment

  • Jonathan EddingerAffiliated withDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center
  • , Mylan C. Cohen

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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.