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Heart Disease

Volume 460: debated on Monday 14 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking following the recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence report on the use of myocardial perfusion scans for patients presenting with chest pain. (128223)

There are several competing technologies for assessing myocardial perfusion. All cardiac centres should be developing strategies for perfusion imaging choosing the technology that best suits local circumstances and expertise.