Effects of short-term carvedilol on the cardiac sympathetic activity assessed by 123I-MIBG scintigraphy.

@article{Miranda2010EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of short-term carvedilol on the cardiac sympathetic activity assessed by 123I-MIBG scintigraphy.},
  author={Sandra Marina Ribeiro de Miranda and Evandro Tinoco Mesquita and Hans Fernando da Rocha Dohmann and Jader Cunha de Azevedo and Gustavo Borges Barbirato and Fabiano de Lima Freire and M{\'a}rio Luiz Ribeiro and Antonio C L N{\'o}brega and Alexandro Coimbra and Claudio Mesquita},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={308-12, 328-32}
}
BACKGROUND Autonomic alterations in heart failure are associated with an increase in morbimortality. Several noninvasive methods have been employed to evaluate the sympathetic function, including the Meta-Iodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) scintigraphy imaging of the heart. OBJECTIVE to evaluate the cardiac sympathetic activity through 123I-MIBG scintigraphy, before and after three months of carvedilol therapy in patients with heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45… CONTINUE READING