The persistence of hibernating myocardium after acute myocardial infarction.


OBJECTIVE To establish the persistence of hibernating myocardium initially detected after myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis. METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen patients underwent gated positron emission tomography with 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose and N13-ammonia at a median of 8 days after first myocardial infarction. Repeat scans were performed at a… (More)


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