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Radionuclide evaluation of cardiac trauma.
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PMID:  7394538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radionuclides were first used in the evaluation of myocardial trauma as a noninvasive means to detect hemopericardium. At present an important use is in the diagnosis of myocardial contusion, which can be difficult to recognize clinically, and often has nonspecific EKG and enzyme alterations. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate scintigraphy has been shown to be of significant value in confirming this diagnosis. Myocardial scintigrams are helpful in determining the degree of damage produced by penetrating wounds of the heart and can also detect electrical injury to the heart from accidental shock or cardioversion. In addition, multiple gated blood pool scans can determine the hemodynamic significance of mycardial trauma and evaluate for late sequelae such as aneurysm formation.
F L Datz; S E Lewis; R W Parkey; F J Bonte; L M Buja; J T Willerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nuclear medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0001-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-28     Completed Date:  1980-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264464     Medline TA:  Semin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contusions / radionuclide imaging
Electric Injuries / radionuclide imaging
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Heart Injuries / complications,  radionuclide imaging*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology,  radionuclide imaging
Wounds, Penetrating / radionuclide imaging

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