Identification of severe right ventricular dysfunction by technetium- 99m-sestamibi gated SPECT imaging

Naveen Pereira, William S. Klutz, Robert E. Fox, Kwang W. Ahn, Mark I. Travin

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Abstract

An 84-yr-old man with previous anterior wall myocardial infarction presented with shortness of breath and palpitations. His symptoms were attributed to myocardial ischemia, and he was referred for a stress 99mTc- sestamibi SPECT imaging study with gating. The images showed minimal left ventricular ischemia, but a dilated and hypokinetic right ventricle suggested pulmonary pathology as the probable etiology of his presenting symptoms. A subsequent ventilation perfusion study was consistent with the diagnosis of multiple pulmonary emboli. Thus, 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT imaging with gating provides information about right ventricular perfusion and function, enhancing the clinical utility of stress myocardial perfusion imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume38
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

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Right Ventricular Dysfunction
Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Perfusion
Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
Right Ventricular Function
Lung
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Embolism
Dyspnea
Heart Ventricles
Myocardial Ischemia
Ventilation
Ischemia
Pathology

Keywords

  • gated SPECT
  • right ventricle
  • technetium-99m-sestamibi

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Identification of severe right ventricular dysfunction by technetium- 99m-sestamibi gated SPECT imaging. / Pereira, Naveen; Klutz, William S.; Fox, Robert E.; Ahn, Kwang W.; Travin, Mark I.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.02.1997, p. 254-256.

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Pereira, Naveen ; Klutz, William S. ; Fox, Robert E. ; Ahn, Kwang W. ; Travin, Mark I. / Identification of severe right ventricular dysfunction by technetium- 99m-sestamibi gated SPECT imaging. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 254-256.
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