Clinical usefulness of iodine 123-labeled fatty acid imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Naruse1998ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical usefulness of iodine 123-labeled fatty acid imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Hiroyuki Naruse and Tohru Arii and Takuya Kondo and Munetaka Morita and Mitsumasa Ohyanagi and Tadaaki Iwasaki and Minoru Fukuchi},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={275-84}
}
BACKGROUND Iodine 123-labeled 15-(p-iodophenyl)-3R,S-methylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) has recently been developed, since normal myocardium metabolizes free fatty acids. This study investigated the clinical usefulness of BMIPP imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), particularly in the detection of stunned myocardium in patients who underwent acute coronary revascularization. METHODS The subjects were 41 patients with acute MI who had undergone emergency coronary… CONTINUE READING