Detection of remote myocardial infarction in patients with positron emission transaxial tomography and intravenous 11C-palmitate.

Ischemic myocardial injury has been detected recently in isolated perfused hearts and intact experimental animals with positron-emitting 11C-palmitate and reconstructive tomography providing cross-sectional images of the heart free from superimposed activity in overlying structures. To evaluate the applicability of positron emission transaxial tomography in… CONTINUE READING