Myocardial perfusion imaging has low yield for detecting ischemia in AF patients

September 14, 2015

An analysis of patients with atrial fibrillation at the Cleveland Clinic found the yield of using myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for detecting ischemia was low and did not significantly increase with increasing cardiovascular risk. Ischemia was not associated with mortality, either.

Although appropriate use criteria recommend MPI in asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients, the researchers noted the recommendation was based on scant evidence.

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