Impairment of cardiac neuronal function in childhood dilated cardiomyopathy: an 123I-MIBG scintigraphic study.

@article{Maunoury2000ImpairmentOC,
  title={Impairment of cardiac neuronal function in childhood dilated cardiomyopathy: an 123I-MIBG scintigraphic study.},
  author={Christophe Maunoury and Denis Agostini and Phillippe Acar and T Antonietti and Daniel Sidi and G{\'e}rard Bouvard and Jean Kachaner and Lionel Barritault},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={400-4}
}
UNLABELLED Abnormalities of norepinephrine uptake have been found to reflect impairment of cardiac adrenergic neuronal function in adults with heart failure. To our knowledge, no data on childhood dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are available. The aim of this study was to assess the cardiac neuronal function using 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy in children with idiopathic DCM. METHODS We studied 26 patients (mean age, 44+/-50 mo) with DCM and left ventricular dysfunction and 12… CONTINUE READING