Frans J. Th. Wackers

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Electrocardiographic (ECG) gated single-photon emission tomography (SPET) allows for simultaneous assessment of myocardial perfusion and left ventricular (LV) function. Presently 8-frame per cardiac cycle ECG gating of SPET images is standard. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 8-frame and 16-frame gated SPET on measurements of LV volumes(More)
The development of reliable and accurate devices for the correction of nonuniform soft tissue attenuation is essential for the future clinical use of SPET myocardial perfusion imaging. In addition to abolishing false-positive defects, which is the chief goal, such corrected SPET images may allow for improved detection of coronary artery disease and perhaps(More)
Diastolic dysfunction can be diagnosed on equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography (ERNA) by a low peak filling rate (PFR) in the setting of a normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The authors evaluated the relationship between diastolic dysfunction, LVEF, and end-diastolic volume (EDV). A total of 408 predominantly asymptomatic patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Clopidogrel is a platelet adenosine receptor antagonist which can influence coronary vascular tone and thus can potentially interfere with myocardial perfusion imaging. We investigated whether clopidogrel can hamper the diagnosis of ischemia in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion testing. METHODS Data from a database of 6349 myocardial(More)
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