Prognostic value of fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography in patients with unexplained atrioventricular block.

@article{Danwade2018PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography in patients with unexplained atrioventricular block.},
  author={Tamiruddin A Danwade and Soumen Devidutta and Abhijeet B Shelke and Daljeet Kaur Saggu and Sachin Yalagudri and Chennapragada Sridevi and N. Rama Krishna Reddy and Calambur Narasimhan},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2018},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={234-239}
}
BACKGROUND The cause of atrioventricular conduction block (AVB) remains unexplained in a significant number of patients. Granulomatous myocarditis is an uncommon but important cause of AVB. Fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography (18-FDG PET) scan has emerged as a sensitive tool for diagnosing granulomatous myocarditis. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of 18-FDG PET scan in patients with unexplained AVB. METHODS… CONTINUE READING