Eduardo Cwajg

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OBJECTIVES The study assessed whether end-diastolic wall thickness (EDWT), measured with echocardiography, is an important marker of myocardial viability in patients with suspected myocardial hibernation, and it compared this index to currently established diagnostic modalities of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) and rest-redistribution thallium-201(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular volumes and function by gated SPECT using different tracers and protocols in comparison with quantitative echocardiography. Gated myocardial perfusion scintigraphy permits simultaneous assessment of left ventricular perfusion, function and volumes. Information is scanty regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND We compared estimates of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) assessed by gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), using both technetium-99m sestamibi and thallium-201, with those obtained by first-pass radionuclide angiography (FPRNA) in patients with a broad spectrum of LVEF and perfusion abnormalities. METHODS(More)
Left ventricular (LV) function and volumes have major diagnostic and prognostic importance in patients with heart diseases. Those measurements are most commonly obtained with echocardiographic techniques. Recently, with the use of electrocardiographic gating during the acquisition of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, it has become possible to(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the hemodynamic and coronary vasodilatory effects of CGS-21680, a potent selective adenosine A(2A) agonist, as well as its potential use as a new stress modality in combination with perfusion scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS A stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was produced in dogs to reduce the(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were 2-fold: (1) to determine the tolerance of adenosine perfusion tomography with the use of an abbreviated (3-minute) infusion in comparison to the standard (6-minute) infusion, and (2) to assess the relative diagnostic accuracy of a 3-minute adenosine infusion in patients referred for arteriography. An abbreviated(More)
BACKGROUND Transcoronary ethanol septal ablation (TESA) is a novel treatment for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Our objective was to evaluate the use of gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with HOCM and the effects of TESA on myocardial perfusion. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed gated SPECT and Doppler(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death among diabetic patients, which makes it crucial to identify the individuals at higher risk of cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic value of scintigraphy with gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and suspected(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of Technetium-99m-labeled single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) in the follow-up of patients who had undergone their first myocardial revascularization. METHODS We carried out a retrospective study of 280 revascularized patients undergoing myocardial scintigraphy under stress (exercise or(More)
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