Pharmacological radionuclide ventriculography for detection of myocardial contractile reserve in patients after myocardial infarction: head-to-head comparison of low dose dobutamine and low dose dipyridamole.

@article{Petrasinovic2000PharmacologicalRV,
  title={Pharmacological radionuclide ventriculography for detection of myocardial contractile reserve in patients after myocardial infarction: head-to-head comparison of low dose dobutamine and low dose dipyridamole.},
  author={Zorica R Petrasinovic and Miodrag Caslav Ostojic and Branko Beleslin and S. Pavlovic and Dragana P Sobi{\'c} and Sinisa M. Stojkovic and Milan M. Nedeljkovic and Goran Stankovi{\'c} and Ana Djordjevic-Dikic and Jelena M Stepanovi{\'c} and Ivana Nedeljkovic and Jovica Saponjski and V. Obradovic and Vladimir B Bosnjakovi{\'c}},
  journal={Nuclear medicine review. Central & Eastern Europe},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
BACKGROUND Low dose pharmacological stress echocardiography with either dobutamine or dipyridamole infusion has been proposed for recognition of myocardial viability. However, dependence on adequate acoustic window, observer experience, and the mild degree of wall motion changes make the viability assessment by stress echocardiography especially bothersome. The objective of the study was to evaluate the ability of low dose dobutamine and low dose dipyridamole radionuclide ventriculography to… CONTINUE READING