13N-ammonia myocardial blood flow and uptake: relation to functional outcome of asynergic regions after revascularization.

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OBJECTIVES In this study we determined whether 13N-ammonia uptake measured late after injection provides additional insight into myocardial viability beyond its value as a myocardial blood flow tracer. BACKGROUND Myocardial accumulation of 13N-ammonia is dependent on both regional blood flow and metabolic trapping. METHODS Twenty-six patients with… (More)

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@article{Kitsiou199913NammoniaMB, title={13N-ammonia myocardial blood flow and uptake: relation to functional outcome of asynergic regions after revascularization.}, author={A. N. Kitsiou and S. L. Bacharach and M. L. Bartlett and G. Srinivasan and R. M. Summers and Arshed A Quyyumi and V. Dilsizian}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={1999}, volume={33 3}, pages={678-86} }