Impact of ischemia on left ventricular dyssynchrony by phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging.

@article{Aljaroudi2011ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of ischemia on left ventricular dyssynchrony by phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging.},
  author={Wael A Aljaroudi and Jayanth Koneru and Jaekyeong Heo and Ami E. Iskandrian},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing awareness of the value of phase analysis of gated tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging in assessing left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. A concern repeatedly raised in many studies is whether reversible defects in the stress images "ischemia" could affect the phase-derived standard deviation and bandwidth, the two commonly used dyssynchrony indices. We hypothesized that the stress and rest images should provide comparable information because the images are… CONTINUE READING