Non-Invasive Risk Stratification with Stress Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Patients with Mydocardial Injury following Non-Cardiac Surgery
Patients with evidence of myocardial injury following non-cardiac surgery (MINS) are at increased risk of death post-operatively. Risk stratification and selective revascularization of high risk individuals has been shown to reduce cardiovascular events in the non-perioperative MI setting, however, its utility in MINS is not established. This is a prospective pilot study to examine the utility of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in individual with MINS.
Observational prospective cohort
To examine the feasibility of conducting a prospective observational cohort study examining the prognostic utility of SPECT-MPI in participants with MINS.
Philip Joseph, P.J. Devereaux