Myocardial perfusion imaging in myocardial infarction and unstable angina

T. F. Christian, R. J. Gibbons

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Abstract

The role of radionuclide perfusion imaging during acute coronary syndromes are discussed. The development of Tc-99m sestamibi has provided for significant advances in this field. This radionuclide enables a measurement of myocardium at risk and final infarct size and, consequently, myocardial salvage during reperfusion therapy. Analysis of acute images during infarction also allows for a measure of collateral flow to the infarct zone. This agent also can be used to triage patients with spontaneous chest pain suggestive of unstable angina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-260
Number of pages14
JournalCardiology clinics
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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