Category: Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Arm Exercise Testing with Myocardial Scintigraphy in Asymptomatic Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease: Limitations

Limitations Coronary arteriography was not performed in this asymptomatic group of patients with peripheral vascular disease. However, our previous study of high risk asymptomatic diabetic patients revealed that on long range follow-up, those with perfusion defects on myocardial scintigraphy were 37 times more likely to develop overt coronary disease and…

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Arm Exercise Testing with Myocardial Scintigraphy in Asymptomatic Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease: Discussion

The prevalence of abnormal results in our peripheral vascular disease patients substantiates the findings on angiographic examination performed by Hertzer et al2* who noted single vessel disease in 27 percent of patients, two-vessel disease in 19 percent, and three-vessel disease in 11 percent. Thallium-201 scintigraphy revealed perfusion defects in 25…

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Arm Exercise Testing with Myocardial Scintigraphy in Asymptomatic Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease: Echocardiography

Echocardiography Technically satisfactory ultrasound studies were obtained in 17 group 1 and 30 group 2 subjects with a cardiac ultrasound unit. The echocardiograms were performed according to standard technique and measurements of wall thickness, left ventricular dimensions in diastole (LVDD) and systole (LVSD) were obtained. Fractional shortening was used as…