Prognostic assessment in coronary artery disease: Role of radionuclide angiography

Robert O Bonow*

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Left ventricular function is one of the most important determinants, if not the most important determinant, of outcome in paients with coronary artery disease. The ability of radionuclide angiography to assess resting and exercise ejection fraction accurately and reproducibly has been shown to be a critical determinant of survival in large-scale studies of survivors of myocardial infarction, as well as patients with chronic stable angina. In addition, several centers have demonstrated that the exercise ejection fraction is an extremely valuable (and perhaps the most valuable) noninvasive parameter in predicting survival among patients with coronary artery disease. The prognostic insights gained from the exercise ejection fraction add incremental predictive information to the coronary anatomic information obtained from coronary arteriography, especially in patients with multivessel disease and those with left ventricular dysfunction at rest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-291
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1994


  • coronary artery disease
  • ejection fraction
  • left ventricular function
  • radionuclide angiography
  • risk stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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