Use of thallium-201 redistribution scintigraphy in the preoperative differentiation of reversible and nonreversible myocardial asynergy.

@article{Rozanski1981UseOT,
  title={Use of thallium-201 redistribution scintigraphy in the preoperative differentiation of reversible and nonreversible myocardial asynergy.},
  author={Alan Rozanski and Daniel S. Berman and Rebecca A. L. Gray and Robert Levy and Malcolm Raymond and Jamshid Maddahi and Nicholas Pantaleo and Alan D. Waxman and Harold James Swan and Jack M Matloff},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1981},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={936-44}
}
Thallium-201 (201Tl) redistribution scintigraphy might differentiate reversibly from nonreversibly asynergic myocardial segments and thus predict the response of these segments to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). To test this hypothesis, 25 consecutive patients undergoing CABG, preoperative stress-redistribution 201Tl scintigraphy, and both pre- and postoperative resting equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography were evaluated. For both types of scintigraphic study, each patient was… CONTINUE READING