Enhanced [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose accumulation in the right ventricular free wall predicts long-term prognosis of patients with pulmonary hypertension: a preliminary observational study.

@article{Tatebe2014EnhancedA,
  title={Enhanced [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose accumulation in the right ventricular free wall predicts long-term prognosis of patients with pulmonary hypertension: a preliminary observational study.},
  author={Shunsuke Tatebe and Yoshihiro Fukumoto and Minako Oikawa-Wakayama and K Sugimura and Kimio Satoh and Yutaka Miura and Tatsuo Aoki and Kotaro Nochioka and Masanobu Miura and Saori Yamamoto and Manabu Tashiro and Yutaka Kagaya and Hiroaki Shimokawa},
  journal={European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={666-72}
}
AIMS We have previously demonstrated that [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation is increased in the right ventricular (RV) free wall of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), and that this accumulation is ameliorated after the treatment with epoprostenol associated with improvement of haemodynamic overload. The aim of this study was to examine whether enhanced RV FDG accumulation by gated positron emission tomography (PET) has a prognostic impact in patients with PH. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING
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