Robert Burow

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To determine the usefulness of thallium-201 scintigraphy for identifying left main coronary artery disease, the results of scintigraphy at rest and during exercise were compared in 24 patients with 50 percent or greater narrowing of the left main coronary artery and 80 patients with 50 percent or greater narrowing of one or more of the major coronary(More)
was given by the ratio of the attenuation-corrected end-diastolic count rate from the gated study to the count rate per milliliter from a blood sample. Attenuation correction was made by dividing the end-diastolic count rate by e ud, where u = the linear attenuation coefficient of water and d = the distance from the skin marker to the center of the left(More)
Global ventricular function was evaluated by both multiple gated cardiac blood pool scans (MUGA) and contrast ventriculograms in a group of 17 patients with suspected coronary artery disease. The contrast ventriculograms were analyzed frame by frame to generate a volume versus time curve for each patient, while the tracer data were analyzed by two methods:(More)
We have developed a simple method for measuring left ventricular volume based on semi-automated analysis of 40° left anterior oblique images obtained with a standard scintillation camera after equilibrium of an intravenous injection of 20 mCi of technetium-99m in vivo labeled red blood cells. The essence of the method is the use of the dimensions and(More)
A method for computer analysis of thallium-201 scintigrams is described, in which the left-ventricular activity is measured along radii constructed from the center of the left ventricle (LV) to each point on the LV circumference. Data are then displayed graphically as a "circumferential profile" of normalized activity against radial location. Thallium(More)
This study was done to determine the value of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphic imaging (MSI) for identifying disease in the individual coronary arteries. Segmental analysis of rest and stress MSI was performed in 133 patients with arteriographically proved coronary artery disease (CAD). Certain scintigraphic segments were highly specific (97-100%) for(More)
To determine whether the severity of thallium-201 scintigraphic defects present within hours of acute myocardial infarction (MI) could he used to predict subsequent mortality, thallium-201 imaging was performed within 15 hours of the onset of symptoms in 42 patients with acute MI. Patients with pulmonary edema or shock were excluded. The extent of perfusion(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular function was examined in dog hearts subjected to transient coronary artery occlusion. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Temporary coronary artery occlusion (15 or 30 minutes) followed by prolonged reperfusion (24 to 72 hours) was performed in dogs. Myocardial blood flow (radioactive microspheres), vascular permeability (human serum albumin(More)
In a study comparing indium-111 platelet scintigraphy and two-dimensional echocardiography as methods of identifying left ventricular thrombi, the results obtained with both techniques were verified at surgery or autopsy in 53 patients--34 with left ventricular aneurysms, and 19 with mitral-valve disease. Left ventricular thrombi were found at surgery or(More)