Resting Thallium-201 Scintigraphy for Identifying Viable Myocardium in a Patient With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction

TUSHAR C. PATEL, RAYMOND J. GIBBONS, CHARLES J. Mullany

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Abstract

Recognizing patients with coronary artery disease in whom severe left ventricular dysfunction is attributed to a chronic decrease in myocardial blood flow without infarction is often difficult but important because such patients may benefit from surgical revascularization. Herein we describe a patient with severe left ventricular dysfunction who had appreciable resting wall motion abnormalities; tomographic thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy performed while the patient was resting identified viable myocardium. Subsequent revascularization improved regional and global left ventricular function considerably.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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