Old tools for sophisticated diagnosis: Electrocardiography for the assessment of myocardial viability

A. Margonato, S. L. Chierchia

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Abstract

The identification of residual myocardial viability in patients with a previous myocardial infarction has important clinical implications. Various methods have been developed for the detection of viable myocardium, however most of them are expensive and available only to high-tech centers. In the attempt to obtain reliable information at a low cost, exercise-ECG has been proposed as a useful technique. The results of a series of studies show that ST segment elevation and ventricular arrhythmias elicited by exercise are reliable signs of the presence of reversible myocardial damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalQuarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Electrocardiography
  • Myocardial viability
  • Nuclear cardiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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