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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)
PURPOSE 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(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)
The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing, interpreting , and reporting the results of myocardial perfusion imaging studies. Myocardial perfusion imaging uses an intravenously administered radiopharmaceutical to depict the distribution of blood flow in the myocardium. Perfusion imaging identifies(More)
The purpose of this guideline is to assist nuclear medicine practitioners in recommending, performing , interpreting, and reporting the results of my-ocardial perfusion imaging studies. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) utilizes an intravenously administered radiopharmaceutical to depict the distribution of nutritional blood flow in the myocardium.(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)
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)
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)