Are technetium-99m-labeled myocardial perfusion agents adequate for detection of myocardial viability?

Abstract

The noninvasive assessment of myocardial viability in patients with coronary artery disease and depressed left ventricular function has proven clinically useful for identifying those patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy who benefit most from coronary revascularization. Thallium-201 (201Tl) imaging at rest has been the radionuclide imaging technique most… (More)

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