Usefulness of chronotropic incompetence to Dipyridamole in predicting myocardial perfusion defects in heart transplant recipients

Benedetta De Chiara, Riccardo Bigi, Emmanuela Devoto, Giorgio Cavenaghi, Fabio Turazza, Roberto Sara, Tiziano Colombo, Maria Frigerio, Oberdan Parodi

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Abstract

The aim of this report was to assess the relation between heart rate response to dipyridamole infusion and perfusion defects at quantitative sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomographic imaging. We demonstrated in 166 heart transplant recipients that chronotropic incompetence to dipyridamole is the only significant and independent predictor of perfusion defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1004
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume92
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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