Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 143–147

Advances in nuclear imaging for preoperative risk assessment

  • Jonathan Eddinger
  • Mylan C. Cohen


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.


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© Current Science Inc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Eddinger
    • 1
  • Mylan C. Cohen
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineMaine Medical CenterPortlandUSA

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