Magnetic source imaging for detection of ischemic heart disease

Donatella Brisinda, Anna Rita Sorbo, Riccardo Fenici, A Venuti

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Aim: To evaluate, sensitivity(S), specificity(Sp), PPV, NPV and predictive accuracy(PA) of Magnetic Source imaging (MSI), a radiation-free non-invasive imaging method of ischemic heart disease (IHD). Method: 53 pts with stable angina (StA) and 52 controls (C). Scan time 90 seconds. IHD confirmed with coronary angiography (CAng)(44) and/or stress-SPECT(40). Automated MSI analysis based on the dynamicity of the T-wave effective magnetic vector (EMV). Results: rest ECG abnormal in only 57.1% IHD pts. MSI detection of IHD pts under treatment: 54%S, 96%Sp, 93.5%PPV, 67.5%NPV and 75%PA. In 21 untreated pts: 62%S, 96%Sp, 87%PPV, 86%NPV and 86%PA. One highly-trained, 57 years old "healthy" subject, had normal effort-ECG, and normal EMV in 2005 and 2006, In 2007, maximal effort-ECG was still normal, while MSI evidenced and abnormal EMV. One months later, chest pain while running. ECG and enzyme were normal, but within 24h ACS required stenting of three critical LDA stenosis. Conclusions: MSI T-wave EMV detects IHD when ECG is still normal. PA is higher in untreated pts. Abnormal MSI in acute chest pain pts might predict ACS and address pts for CAng.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)s169-s169
Numero di pagine1
RivistaJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011
Pubblicato esternamente
EventoVenice Arrhytmias 2011. 12th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhytmias - Venezia
Durata: 9 ott 201112 ott 2011


  • Magnetic source imaging
  • ischemic heart disease


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