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Prognostic value of thallium-201 myocardial perfusion imaging in three primary patient populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1442568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of a patient's coronary anatomy alone is often insufficient to predict who will benefit from revascularization. Risk of cardiac events is related more to the presence of viable myocardium supplied by coronary arteries that are hemodynamically significant. Myocardial perfusion imaging with thallium-201 has been shown to reveal the presence and extent of jeopardized viable myocardium. In addition, thallium-201 imaging can demonstrate exercise-induced left ventricular dysfunction, manifested by increased thallium-201 myocardial imaging has important prognostic value in a wide spectrum of patients with coronary artery disease. The use of thallium-201 to predict cardiac events in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, in patients following myocardial infarction, and in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery is reviewed.
K A Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-10     Completed Date:  1992-12-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23E-29E     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiology Unit, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / radionuclide imaging*
Dipyridamole / administration & dosage
Exercise Test
Myocardial Infarction / radionuclide imaging*
Myocardium / metabolism*
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Tomography, Emission-Computed*
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Ventricular Function, Left
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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