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Thallium-201 myocardial SPET in strictly defined syndrome X.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7491175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed the exercise thallium-201 (201Tl) myocardial single photon emission tomography (SPET) results and clinical data of 28 patients, adhering to a strict definition of syndrome X. All of the patients had a normal resting left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and no cardiac abnormalities. The results of the exercise electrocardiography (ECG) studies were evaluated and compared with the results of 201Tl SPET. Of the 28 patients, only 3 (11%) had a normal 201Tl SPET scan and 25 (89%) had an abnormal 201Tl SPET scan. We found that a normal 201Tl SPET scan was rare when adhering to a strict definition of syndrome X, and the results of exercise ECG did not correlate well with the perfusion defects observed on the 201Tl SPET scan.
C H Kao; S J Wang; C T Ting; Y T Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nuclear medicine communications     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0143-3636     ISO Abbreviation:  Nucl Med Commun     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-03     Completed Date:  1996-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8201017     Medline TA:  Nucl Med Commun     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  640-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test
Heart / radionuclide imaging*
Microvascular Angina / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Ventricular Function, Left

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