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Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy after cardiac arrest: on the pathophysiology of cardiac death.
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PMID:  22391714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The presence of myocardial scar and/or myocardial ischemia provides an important substrate for the occurrence of potentially fatal ventricular arrhythmias. A 74-year-old man developed extensive ischemia associated with cardiac arrest during exercise stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. Technetium-labeled perfusion tracers are trapped inside myocardial mitochondria, and therefore show regional differences in coronary flow at the time of tracer administration. SPECT images acquired after resuscitation from cardiac arrest demonstrate the ischemic myocardium associated with his cardiac arrest.
Ronaldo S L Lima; Andrea De Lorenzo; Bernardo Nobrega; Maria Carolina Landersman; Lea Mirian B Fonseca
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     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:  387-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Clinica de Diagnostico por Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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