Stress imaging. Current clinical options for the diagnosis, localization, and evaluation of coronary artery disease

Med Clin North Am. 1995 Sep;79(5):1025-61. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30019-0.


As technology advances, new methods evolve. In this article, the methods of stress testing and related imaging in coronary disease are addressed, and dynamic and pharmacologic stress, direct and indirect methods, are defined and evaluated. The stress imaging methods related to the modalities of scintigraphy and ultrasound are reviewed and their advantages and disadvantages assessed in view of scientific and economic factors.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Disease / economics
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Echocardiography / economics
  • Echocardiography / methods*
  • Exercise Test* / economics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / economics
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods*