Myocardial blood flow, glucose uptake, and recruitment of inotropic reserve in chronic left ventricular ischemic dysfunction. Implications for the pathophysiology of chronic myocardial hibernation.

@article{Gerber1996MyocardialBF,
  title={Myocardial blood flow, glucose uptake, and recruitment of inotropic reserve in chronic left ventricular ischemic dysfunction. Implications for the pathophysiology of chronic myocardial hibernation.},
  author={Bernhard Gerber and Jean Louis J Vanoverschelde and Anne Bol and Christian Michel and Daniel Labar and Williams Wijns and Jacques A. Melin},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={651-9}
}
BACKGROUND Previous work has documented that dysfunctional noninfarcted collateral-dependent myocardium, a condition typical of myocardial hibernation, exhibited almost normal resting perfusion. The present study was designed to test whether these observations could be extended to unselected patients with chronic dysfunction and a previous infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS Dynamic positron emission tomographic imaging with [13N]ammonia and [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) to assess myocardial… CONTINUE READING
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