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Cardiac 18F-FDG PET/CT With Heparin Detects Infective Vegetation in a Patient With Mechanical Valve Replacement.
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PMID:  23154479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: We report the usefulness of F-FDG PET/CT for the detection and therapy evaluation of the infective vegetation. A 64-year-old man with history of aortic valve replacement presented with 2 months of fever without identifiable cause. Echocardiogram showed no inflammation vegetation or abnormality of mechanical valve function. FDG PET/CT with 50 IU/kg IV heparin revealed focal uptakes near the mechanical aortic valve. After antibiotics therapy, fever was ameliorated, and FDG PET/CT findings showed markedly decreased uptake of the lesions. FDG PET/CT is a powerful tool to detect endocarditis even in patients with no anatomical abnormalities.
Alisa Klaipetch; Osamu Manabe; Noriko Oyama-Manabe; Satoru Chiba; Masanao Naya; Shiro Yamada; Kenji Hirata; Hiroyuki Tsutsui; Nagara Tamaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1184-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand; †Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine; and Departments of ‡Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and §Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.
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