Table 1

Studies of the Value of Exercise Myocardial Perfusion Imaging to Predict MI and Cardiac Death

ReferenceRadionuclide UsednMean Age (yrs)Women (%)Prior MI (%)Mean Follow-Up (Months)Event Rate After Negative Test (%) (95% CI)Negative Predictive Value (%) (95% CI)Annualized Event Rate (%)
Ambrosi et al. (157)Tl845928463.696.40.93
Boyne et al. (141)MIBI155585027191.398.70.81
Chatziioannou et al. (142)MIBI2305413201801000
del Val Gomez et al. (143)Tl8556532401000
Elhendy et al. (156)MIBI21853506895.095.00.68
Galassi et al. (144)Tetro106582255382.897.20.89
Hachamovitch et al. (155)Tl/MIBI4,79161490220.499.60.2
Kaminek et al. (145)Tl or MIBI14728240.799.30.34
Olmos et al. (154)Tl115562435443.596.50.95
Pattillo et al. (153)Tl196592947413.696.41.0
Raiker et al. (152)MIBI20859484.8140.599.50.41
Schinkel et al. (151)Tetro294563327481.099.0<0.3
Soman et al. (150)MIBI426564263001000
Stratmann et al. (149)MIBI206235130.599.50.45
Sugihara et al. (148)MIBI1046842181301000
Vanzetto et al. (147)Tl388552524723.496.60.56
Zerahn et al. (146)MIBI255573651593.196.90.64
Summary estimate8,00854.133.836.11.21 (0.98–1.48)98.8 (98.5–99.0)0.45

CI = confidence interval; MI = myocardial infarction; MIBI = sestamibi; Tetro = tetrofosmin; Tl = thallium; Tl/MIBI = both thallium and sestamibi.

  • Patient characteristics not provided.