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Assessment of myocardial viability by nuclear imaging techniques.
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PMID:  15717959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The assessment of myocardial viability has become important in the diagnostic and prognostic work up of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Patients with viable myocardium may benefit from revascularization in terms of improvement of function, symptoms, and prognosis. In contrast, patients without viable myocardium do not benefit and should be treated conservatively. Various nuclear imaging techniques are available.
Jeroen J Bax; Don Poldermans; Abdou Elhendy; Eric Boersma; Ernst E van der Wall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1523-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-18     Completed Date:  2005-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Diabetes Complications
Disease Models, Animal
Echocardiography, Stress*
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use
Heart / radionuclide imaging*
Myocardial Contraction*
Myocardial Ischemia / radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography
Myocardial Revascularization
Myocardial Stunning
Positron-Emission Tomography*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke Volume
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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