In the article by Hachamovitch et al that appeared in a previous issue of the journal (Circulation. 1998;97:535–543), several errors were made.
In the last paragraph of the left hand column on page 536, it is stated that the scoring system used is described in the legend to Figure 1. The scoring system is described immediately following this statement rather than in the Figure legend.
In the second paragraph of the results section (page 537), the stated event rates for myocardial infarction and cardiac death are reversed. The correct myocardial infarction rate is 3.0%, the correct rate of cardiac death 2.3%.
The legend to Figure 2⇓ (page 538) is incorrect in that the assignment of solid and clear bars were reversed, thus confusing the rates of cardiac death and myocardial infarction as a function of scan result. The corrected legend to Figure 2⇓ reads:
The greater rate of myocardial infarction over cardiac death in patients with mildly abnormal scans is correctly described in the bottom of the right hand column on page 538. At the lower right hand side of page 538, a similar mislabeling occurs in the legend to Figure 3⇓ as the assignment of the solid and clear bars are reversed. The corrected legend to Figure 3⇓ reads:
Finally, on page 538 in the paragraph titled “Perfusion Scan Abnormalities and Outcomes,” the third sentence should read:
“In the mildly abnormal scan category, a greater rate of myocardial infarction than cardiac death was present (2.7% versus 0.8%, respectively; P<0.05).”
The authors regret these errors and apologize for any confusion they may have caused.
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