Assessment of poststress left ventricular ejection fraction by gated SPECT: Comparison with equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography

Wanda Acampa, Maria Grazia Caprio, Emanuele Nicolai, Raffaele Liuzzi, Serena De Luca, Enza Capasso, Luca Luongo, Mario Petretta, Alberto Cuocolo

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Abstract

Purpose: We compared left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction obtained by gated SPECT with that obtained by equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography in a large cohort of patients. Methods: Within 1 week, 514 subjects with suspected or known coronary artery disease underwent same-day stress-rest 99mTc-sestamibi gated SPECT and radionuclide angiocardiography. For both studies, data were acquired 30 min after completion of exercise and after 3 h rest. Results: In the overall study population, a good correlation between ejection fraction measured by gated SPECT and by radionuclide angiocardiography was observed at rest (r=0.82, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Gated SPECT
  • Left ventricular function
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Radionuclide angiocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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