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Heterogeneity of resting and hyperemic myocardial blood flow in healthy humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11282088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) is not well-defined in large normal populations, and appears to be heterogeneous in both humans and animals. These factors contribute to the difficulties in defining resting MBF to hibernating myocardium. We therefore assessed absolute baseline and hyperemic MBF in a large population of normal humans. METHODS: MBF was quantified by positron emission tomography with oxygen-15-labeled water at baseline and during hyperemia induced by either adenosine or dipyridamole in 131 men and 38 women, aged 21-86 (mean 46+/-12) years. MBF was corrected for workload using the rate-pressure product (RPP). RESULTS: Uncorrected baseline MBF ranged from 0.590 to 2.050 (mean 0.985+/-0.230) ml/min/g (coefficient of variation=27%), and corrected MBF from 0.736 to 2.428 (mean 1.330+/-0.316) ml/min/g (coefficient of variation=24%). MBF in the inferior region was significantly (P<0.0001) lower than either the anterior or lateral regions. Baseline MBF in females was significantly (P<0.001) higher than in males. CONCLUSIONS: These results confirm the heterogeneity of MBF in normals and highlight the difficulty in establishing the lower limit of normal MBF.
P Chareonthaitawee; P A Kaufmann; O Rimoldi; P G Camici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-03     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology
Coronary Circulation / physiology*
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Hyperemia / chemically induced,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Reference Values
Sex Characteristics
Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods
Vasodilation / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
58-32-2/Dipyridamole; 58-61-7/Adenosine

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