Ted Pozniakoff

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BACKGROUND Differentiating immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) from transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidoses (ATTR) is imperative given implications for prognosis, therapy, and genetic counseling. We validated the discriminatory ability of (99m)Tc-pyrophosphate ((99m)Tc-PYP) scintigraphy in AL versus ATTR. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five subjects (12 AL, 16(More)
Importance Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (also known as ATTR cardiac amyloidosis) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. In single-center studies, technetium 99m pyrophosphate (Tc 99m PYP) cardiac imaging noninvasively detects ATTR cardiac amyloidosis, but the accuracy of this technique in a multicenter(More)
Increased thallium-201 lung uptake immediately after exercise has been shown (1) to be a marker for extensive coronary artery disease, (2) to correlate with low rest and exercise left ventricular ejection fraction by supine gated blood pool scintigraphy, and (3) to be a powerful independent predictor of future cardiac events. Exercise left ventricular(More)
UNLABELLED Although SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) provides valuable information about patients with chest pain, there is growing concern regarding its radiation burden and lengthy duration. New high-efficiency (HE) cameras and stress-first protocols both offer the potential to markedly reduce radiation. No previous study has assessed outcomes and(More)
BACKGROUND Development of noninvasive imaging modalities to quantify amyloid burden over time is an unmet clinical need. Technetium pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) scintigraphy is a simple and widely available radiotracer useful to differentiate transthyretin from light-chain amyloidosis in patients with advanced cardiac amyloidosis. We examined the utility of(More)
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