Key clinical point: Determination of PET/CT-derived myocardial ischemic burden is useful in deciding upon the optimal CAD management strategy.
Major finding: Patients with symptomatic CAD and an ischemic burden greater than 10% had a 4.6-fold greater risk of MACE if managed medically than by revascularization.
Study details: This was a retrospective single-center study of 5,528 consecutive patients with symptomatic CAD who underwent PET/CT to determine the size of their myocardial ischemic burden.
Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding his study, conducted free of commercial sponsorship.
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