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Nitrate-augmented myocardial perfusion imaging for assessment of myocardial viability: recent advances.
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PMID:  19357548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nitrate-augmented myocardial perfusion imaging has been demonstrated to improve the detection of myocardial viability and accurately predicts recovery of left ventricular (LV) function in patients with severe coronary artery disease and LV dysfunction. Recently, several studies showed the prognostic utility of nitrate imaging in evaluation of event-free survival in ischemic LV dysfunction. Furthermore, the diagnostic power of nitrate imaging compared with positron emission tomography or MRI, as well as the mechanism of nitrate-enhanced imaging, were also studied. We describe recent studies using nitrate-augmented myocardial perfusion imaging for the assessment of myocardial viability.
Min-Fu Yang; Felix Keng; Zuo-Xiang He
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nuclear medicine communications     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1473-5628     ISO Abbreviation:  Nucl Med Commun     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-06     Completed Date:  2009-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8201017     Medline TA:  Nucl Med Commun     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Survival
Coronary Artery Disease / pathology,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Heart / physiology,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging / methods*,  trends
Myocardium / cytology*,  pathology
Nitrates / diagnostic use*
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