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Efficacy of Heparin Loading During an 18F-FDG PET/CT Examination to Search for Cardiac Sarcoidosis Activity.
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PMID:  23334129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: A 65-year-old woman with a complete atrioventricular block was diagnosed as having cardiac sarcoidosis. F-FDG PET/CT imaging without unfractionated heparin loading revealed systemic abnormal uptake indicating sarcoidosis. However, the cardiac lesions were vague because of the physiological FDG uptake. One month later, F-FDG PET/CT using heparin loading was performed to evaluate the lesion activity prior to the start of steroid administration. F-FDG PET/CT imaging with heparin loading showed the cardiac lesions more clearly and suppressed the FDG uptake in normal myocardium. Heparin loading during FDG PET/CT may be useful for detecting cardiac involvement in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
Kimiteru Ito; Miyako Morooka; Osamu Okazaki; Ryogo Minaminoto; Kazuo Kubota; Michiaki Hiroe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Radiology, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry; †Department of Radiology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine; and ‡Department of Cardiology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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