Prediction of left ventricular wall motion recovery after acute myocardial infarction by Tl-201 gated SPECT: incremental value of integrated contractile reserve assessment.

@article{Simoes2002PredictionOL,
  title={Prediction of left ventricular wall motion recovery after acute myocardial infarction by Tl-201 gated SPECT: incremental value of integrated contractile reserve assessment.},
  author={Marcus Vinicius Simoes and Oswaldo C{\'e}sar de Almeida-Filho and Ant{\^o}nio Osvaldo Pintya and Alexandre Baldini de Figueiredo and Cleide Marques Antloga and Fernando Vilela Salis and Nadia de Paula Batista and Moys{\'e}s de Oliveira Lima-Filho and Benedito Carlos Maciel and Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Marin-Neto},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={294-303}
}
BACKGROUND This investigation tested the application of low-dose dobutamine (LDD) gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium 201 for myocardial viability detection early after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-two hemodynamically stable post-AMI patients (aged 55 +/- 5 years [mean +/- SEM]; 20 men) who were exhibiting regional left ventricular dysfunction underwent stress-redistribution Tl-201 scanning within 4 to 8 days, followed by 2… CONTINUE READING