Prognostic significance of left ventricular dyssynchrony assessed with nuclear cardiology for the prediction of major cardiac events after revascularization

Hidesato Fujito, Shunichi Yoda, Takumi Hatta, Yusuke Hori, Misa Hayase, Masatsugu Miyagawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Matsumoto, Yasuo Okumura

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Objective This retrospective study was aimed at determining whether or not stress phase bandwidth (SPBW), a left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony index, predicts major cardiac events (MCEs) and stratifies the risk of those in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who undergo revascularization. Methods Patients were followed up to confirm the prognosis for at least one year. The SPBW was calculated by a phase analysis using the Heart Risk View-F software program. The composite endpoint was the onset of MCEs, consisting of cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, and severe heart failure requiring hospitalization. Patients The study subjects were 332 patients with CAD who underwent coronary angiography and revascularization after confirming "5% ischemia detected by rest 201Tl and stress 99mTc-tetrofosmin electrocardiogram-gated single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging. Results During the follow-up, 35 patients experienced MCEs of cardiac death (n=5), non-fatal myocardial infarction (n=3), unstable angina pectoris (n=11), and severe heart failure requiring hospitalization (n=16). A receiver operating characteristics analysis indicated that the optimal cut-off value of the SPBW was 52° for predicting MCEs, and the MCE rate was significantly higher in the patients with an SPBW >52° than in those with an SPBW !52°. Results of the multivariate analysis showed the SPBW and estimated glomerular filtration rate to be independent predictors for MCEs. In addition, the cut-off value of the SPBW significantly stratified the risk of MCEs according to the results of the Kaplan-Meier analysis. Conclusion Evaluating the SPBW before revascularization may help predict future MCEs in patients with CAD who intended to undergo treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3679-3692
Number of pages14
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Gated single photon emission computed tomography
  • Left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony
  • Prognosis
  • Revascularization
  • Risk stratification


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