Evaluation of beta-blocker therapy in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy--Clinical meaning of iodine 123-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography.

@article{Yamazaki2001EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of beta-blocker therapy in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy--Clinical meaning of iodine 123-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography.},
  author={Junichi Yamazaki and Hidetomo Muto and T Kabano and Shohei Yamashina and Shuji Nanjo and Aritomo Inoue},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={645-52}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with heart failure show signs of cardiac sympathetic dysfunction such as elevation of blood norepinephrine (NE) level, as a result of reduction in the number of sympathetic nerves, decrease in myocardial NE content, accelerated NE turnover or spillover of NE, and NE reuptake disorder at sympathetic nerve endings. In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), iodine 123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) used clinically as a tracer for imaging of the sympathetic function was found to be… CONTINUE READING

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