Positron emission tomography using fluorine-18 deoxyglucose in evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Tamaki1989PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography using fluorine-18 deoxyglucose in evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={N. Tamaki and Yoshiharu Yonekura and Kyo Yamashita and Hideo Saji and Yasuhiro Magata and Michio Senda and Yutaka Konishi and Kumiko Hirata and Toshihiko Ban and J. Konishi},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 14},
  pages={860-5}
}
To assess the clinical value of positron emission tomography (PET) in the evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), PET perfusion and metabolic imaging using nitrogen-13 ammonia and fluorine-18 deoxyglucose (FDG) was performed before and 5 to 7 weeks after CABG in 22 patients with coronary artery disease. Postoperative improvement in hypoperfusion was observed more often in the metabolically active segments (62%) than in the inactive segments (27%) on the preoperative PET study (p… CONTINUE READING

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