The use of perfusion imaging in acute myocardial infarction: applications for clinical trials and clinical care.

@article{Christian1995TheUO,
  title={The use of perfusion imaging in acute myocardial infarction: applications for clinical trials and clinical care.},
  author={Timothy F. Christian},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={423-36}
}
The use of perfusion imaging in the acute phase of myocardial infarction has been facilitated by the introduction of technetium 99m-labeled sestamibi (99mTc-sestamibi). Because of minimal redistribution, myocardium at risk can be quantified without delaying reperfusion therapy. The use of perfusion imaging with 99mTc-sestamibi has been extensively validated in a series of important animal studies in contrast to other methods used to assess outcome from acute myocardial infarction. This has… CONTINUE READING