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The purpose of this study is to compare pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion PET with pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion SPECT in a near-simultaneous, head-to-head comparison in the same patient. The investigators hypothesize that pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion PET will prove superior to pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion SPECT as a first-line diagnostic test for higher-risk patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD) who present with symptoms consistent with possible worsening of their CAD.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Symptomatic Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial perfusion imaging
Cardiovascular Consultants, P.A.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:24-0400
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