Ilona Kulakienė

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OBJECTIVE The global left ventricular systolic impairment with left ventricular dilatation can manifest due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy or ischemic heart disease and can present a similar clinical picture of severe heart failure. The aim of our investigation was to assess a differential diagnostic value of resting (99m)Tc-MIBI myocardial perfusion(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. There is a need for objective semiquantitative indexes for the evaluation of results of single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) in patients with brain glioma. The aim of this study was to validate the total size index (TSI) and total intensity index (TII) based on technetium-99m-methoxyisobutylisonitrile ((99m)Tc-MIBI) SPECT(More)
BACKGROUND In-pentetreotide scan (OctreoScan) is a widely available agent with high sensitivity for imaging neuroendocrine tumours. Negative In-pentetreotide poses diagnostic as well as therapeutic problems in terms of staging and consideration of targeted radionuclide therapy. AIM To assess the role of Tc-depreotide in patients with negative or weakly(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this work was to estimate the impact of clinical variables on predicting stress myocardial perfusion abnormalities in patients with suspected coronary artery disease, abnormal resting electrocardiogram, and noninterpretable exercise test. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical variables and stress myocardial perfusion data were analyzed(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate myocardial perfusion in patients with severe coronary artery disease performing before and early after single-photon emission computed tomography coronary artery bypass grafting; to predict results of complete myocardial revascularisation by preoperative perfusion data. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten patients with stable coronary artery(More)
UNLABELLED Objective of this study was to detect regional myocardial perfusion defects performing (99m)Tc-MIBI myocardial perfusion imaging and to compare the results with echocardiography for differential diagnostics of the ischemic and hypertensive cardiomyopathy until coronary angiography will be performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total 50 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE to estimate myocardial perfusion performing single-photon emission computed tomography before and in early period after coronary artery bypass grafting; to predict results of complete myocardial revascularisation by preoperative perfusion data. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten patients with stable coronary artery disease and resting left ventricular(More)
AIMS The objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A retrospective, one-center study of 361 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease was carried out. All the patients underwent MPS after CABG due to(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to establish characteristic clinical data in patients with normal stress myocardial perfusion scans. MATERIAL AND METHODS 99mMIBI scintigraphy was performed following a one-day protocol (stress-rest) in 806 patients (out of them 451 men) with suspected or known coronary artery disease. A bicycle exercise test response(More)
Myocardial perfusion in infarct-related artery (IRA) distribution improves progressively until a few months after successful reperfusion therapy. We assessed the rate of electrocardiographic (ECG) stage dynamics to predict perfusion improvement after mechanical, thrombolytic, or spontaneous recanalization of IRA. Thirteen patients were divided into group A(More)