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Cardiac hybrid imaging with high-speed single-photon emission computed tomography/CT camera to detect ischaemia and coronary artery obstruction
  1. Aju P Pazhenkottil,
  2. Lars Husmann,
  3. Philipp A Kaufmann
  1. University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Philipp A Kaufmann; University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland; pak{at}

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A 48-year-old female patient (body mass index 33 kg/m2) without known coronary artery disease was treated over several weeks for prolonged episodes of back pain unrelated to physical activity. Due to the persistence and progression of symptoms the patient was evaluated for suspected coronary artery disease. Blood test (cardiac enzymes) as well as physical exercise test was negative but …

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  • Competing interests None to declare.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the local ethics committee University Hospital Zurich.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.