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Experimental approaches to myocardial function studies: C15 O2 and 81m Kr.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  319534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of short-lived gaseous radiotracers in myocardial function studies is reviewed. The evaluation of shunts and ejection fractions characterizing individual chambers is best performed with tracers restricted to those chambers. Classic examples include the C15 O2 inhalation radiocardiogram for probing the left-heart performance, with the right heart illuminated by intravenous 133Xe in saline. A more elegant utilization of rapid physical decay to unravel flow patterns is seen in the use of 81m Kr. Krypton-81m is swept from its parent 81Rb, either confined to an extracorporeal generator or an in vivo rubidium distribution. The steady-state images that result contain a wealth of dynamic information distilled into its most lucid format.
R E Polcyn; R J Nickles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nuclear medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0001-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-21     Completed Date:  1977-03-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264464     Medline TA:  Semin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide / diagnostic use*
Heart Function Tests*
Heart Septal Defects / diagnosis
Krypton / diagnostic use*
Oxygen Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Radionuclide Imaging*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oxygen Radioisotopes; 0/Radioisotopes; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7439-90-9/Krypton

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