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Molecular imaging to predict ventricular arrhythmia in heart failure.
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PMID:  25138427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with heart failure (HF). Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and heart failure class according to the New York Heart association (NYHA) are in most common use to identify patients that may benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. But during 3 years of follow up only 35% of patients receive appropriate ICD action. Therefore, there is a continued need for refinement of selection criteria for ICD implantation. In this regard, molecular imaging of the autonomic nervous system, which plays a central role in HF progression and cardiac electro-mechanical regulation, can make a substantial contribution. This article reviews the currently available literature concerning the value of molecular neuronal cardiac imaging for prediction of ventricular arrhythmias in HF patients.
Tim Wollenweber; Frank M Bengel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-6551     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nucl Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9423534     Medline TA:  J Nucl Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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