Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138--140

A negative preoperative 99mTechnetium tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion imaging scan with postoperative acute coronary syndrome - A case of balanced ischaemia


Indira Gurajala, Padmaja Durga 
 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Indira Gurajala
1-9-485/2, Lalithanagar, Jamai Osmania, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) is an important indicator of outcome after noncardiac surgery. Identifying patients at risk of PMI helps in risk stratification and modification. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is an established diagnostic modality for detection and prognostication of coronary artery disease (CAD). We report a case wherein preoperative MPI was negative for CAD but patient presented with acute coronary event in the postoperative period. We identify and evaluate the reasons for the failure of MPI in detection of CAD in our patient.


How to cite this article:
Gurajala I, Durga P. A negative preoperative 99mTechnetium tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion imaging scan with postoperative acute coronary syndrome - A case of balanced ischaemia.Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:138-140


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Gurajala I, Durga P. A negative preoperative 99mTechnetium tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion imaging scan with postoperative acute coronary syndrome - A case of balanced ischaemia. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 28 ];64:138-140
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