kHC is to present the first Canadian community cardiology complication rates for 38,821 exercise treadmill tests, 7,724 Dobutamine stress ECHOs and 7,397 Persantine MIBI scans which have been performed over the past 16 years since data was first collected.
Complication rates. Exercise treadmills 5%, Dobutamine stress 14% and Persantine stress 2.5%. There have been no deaths in the 53,942 patients tested and only 26 patients over the past 16 years have been transferred urgently to KGH for emergency procedures.
All three papers are to be presented by Dr. J. Wilkinson, a cardiology fellow at Queens University.