Significance of performing 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial scintigraphy at different times for the long-term prediction of cardiac events in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Nakanishi2010SignificanceOP,
  title={Significance of performing 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine myocardial scintigraphy at different times for the long-term prediction of cardiac events in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Rine Nakanishi and Shinichiro Fujimoto and Yuko Utanohara and Kazuhisa Takamura and Atsushi Inoue and Shohei Yamashina and Atsushi Namiki and Junichi Yamazaki},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          488-94
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Although it has been reported that (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy is useful for assessing the prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), there have been no reports regarding how interval MIBG imaging should be performed during follow-up. We investigated the significance of performing MIBG at different times for the long-term prediction of cardiac events in DCM patients. METHODS The participants were 36 DCM patients who did not sustain cardiac events… CONTINUE READING
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