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1Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; 2Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Missouri; 3Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC; 4Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia; 5Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 6UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California;(More)
1William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan; 2University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas; 3New York Hospital–Cornell Medical, New York, New York; 4University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; 5Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 63rd Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech(More)
BACKGROUND The persistence of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) after isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery is an important independent predictor of long-term mortality. The aim of the present study was to identify predictors of postoperative improvement in moderate IMR in patients with ischemic heart disease undergoing elective isolated(More)
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) utilizes an intravenously administered radiopharmaceutical to depict the distribution of nutritional blood flow in the myocardium. Perfusion imaging identifies areas of reduced myocardial blood flow associated with ischemia or scar. The relative regional distribution of perfusion can be assessed at rest, cardiovascular(More)
AIMS To assess the accuracy of tissue Doppler imaging-derived myocardial positive pre-ejection velocity (+Vic) in detecting myocardial viability defined by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE), fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET), and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in predicting recovery of left(More)
The diagnosis of osteomyelitis is a challenge for diagnostic imaging. Nuclear medicine procedures including white blood cell imaging have been successfully used for the identification of bone infections. This multinational, phase III clinical study in 22 European centres was undertaken to compare anti-granulocyte imaging using the murine IgG antibody(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present study was to assess the relationship between the presence of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony and clinical outcome in patients with moderate systolic heart failure undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. BACKGROUND The presence of LV dyssynchrony is associated with poor prognosis in patients with(More)
PURPOSE The authors wanted to identify those patients assessed by exercise SPECT in whom the quantification of lung Tl-201 uptake helps to evaluate disease prognosis. METHODS One hundred forty-nine patients (114 men, 35 women; 74 after myocardial infarction [MI]; mean age, 54 +/- 9 years) underwent exercise Tl-201 SPECT. The SPECT patterns were divided(More)