Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography After Nitrate Administration Predicts Cardiac Events in Patients With Previous Myocardial Infarction and Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Wanda Acampa, Laura Evangelista, Anna Rita Sorrentino, Mario Petretta, Luca Luongo, Alberto Cuocolo

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Abstract

Background: We determined the impact of viability assessment by nitrate single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) on cardiac events during long-term follow-up in patients with previous myocardial infarction, impaired left ventricular (LV) function, and no evidence of inducible ischemia. Methods and Results: Sestamibi SPECT after nitrate was performed in 93 medically treated patients with previous myocardial infarction and LV dysfunction (ejection fraction

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Myocardial viability
  • nitrate imaging
  • prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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