Table 3.

Comparative Advantages of Stress Echocardiography and Stress Radionuclide Perfusion Imaging in Diagnosis of CAD

Advantages of Stress Echocardiography
1. Higher specificity
2. Versatility: more extensive evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function
3. Greater convenience/efficacy/availability
4. Lower cost
Advantages of Stress Perfusion Imaging
1. Higher technical success rate
2. Higher sensitivity, especially for 1-vessel coronary disease
3. Better accuracy in evaluating possible ischemia when multiple rest LV wall motion abnormalities are present
4. More extensive published database, especially in evaluation of prognosis