Role of risk stratification by SPECT, PET, and hybrid imaging in guiding management of stable patients with ischaemic heart disease: Expert panel of the EANM cardiovascular committee and EACVI

Wanda Acampa, Oliver Gaemperli, Alessia Gimelli, Paul Knaapen, Thomas H. Schindler, Hein J. Verberne, Michael J. Zellweger

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Abstract

Risk stratification has become increasingly important in the management of patients with suspected or known ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Recent guidelines recommend that these patients have their care driven by risk assessment. The purpose of this position statement is to summarize current evidence on the value of cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and hybrid imaging in risk stratifying asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with suspected IHD, patients with stable disease, patients after coronary revascularization, heart failure patients, and specific patient population. In addition, this position statement evaluates the impact of imaging results on clinical decision-making and thereby its role in patient management. The document represents the opinion of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Cardiovascular Committee and of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and intends to stimulate future research in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1289-1298
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean heart journal cardiovascular Imaging
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • PET
  • Risk stratification
  • SPECT
  • hybrid imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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