Technetium-99m methoxy isobutyl isonitrile simultaneous evaluation of ventricular function and myocardial perfusion in patients with congenital heart disease(191 visite) Imbriaco M, Cuocolo A, Pace L, Nicolai E, Nappi A, Celentano L, Palma G, Vosa C
The authors evaluated the clinical applications of Tc-99m methoxy isobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) in the simultaneous assessment of ventricular function and myocardial perfusion in patients with congenital heart disease. Global ventricular function was assessed by first-pass ECG gated study. Myocardial perfusion was evaluated on images performed 1 hour after the injection of the tracer. Regional wall motion and systolic thickening were assessed by gated study acquired after the perfusion study. Two young patients were studied after a surgical Glenn procedure. The first patient, with a history of transposition of the great vessels and univentricular heart, had an ejection fraction of 44%. The left ventricle was dilated and the right ventricle was not appreciable. The septal and inferoapical regions showed reduced perfusion and reduced systolic thickening. The second patient, with a history of pulmonary atresia, septal defect and left ventricular hypoplasia, had a right ventricular ejection fraction of 37%. Regional wall motion, systolic thickening, and myocardial perfusion were normal. The right ventricle was hypertrophic and larger than the left ventricle. Thus, a single injection of Tc-99m MIBI allows noninvasive simultaneous assessment of global and regional ventricular function and myocardial perfusion in young patients with complicated congenital heart disease.
Hesse B, Tagil K, Cuocolo A, Anagnostopoulos C, Bardies M, Bax J, Bengel F, Busemann Sokole E, Davies G, Dondi M, Edenbrandt L, Franken P, Kjaer A, Knuuti J, Lassmann M, Ljungberg M, Marcassa C, Marie PY, Mckiddie F, O'connor M, Prvuolovich E, Underwood R * 3. 0 T perfusion MR imaging(490 visite) Rivista Di Neuroradiologia (ISSN: 1120-9976), 2004; 17(6): 807-812. Impact Factor:0.023 DettagliEsporta in BibTeXEsporta in EndNote
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