Journal article

Prospective evaluation of the impact of diabetes and left ventricular hypertrophy on the relationship between ischemia and transient ischemic dilation of the left ventricle on single-day adenosine Tc-99m myocardial perfusion imaging.

Louise Emmett, William J Van Gaal, Michael Magee, Sarah Bass, Onn Ali, S Ben Freedman, Hans Van der Wall, Leonard Kritharides

J Nucl Cardiol | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetes and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) can cause coronary flow reserve abnormalities in the absence of coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to evaluate the impact of LVH and diabetes on the relationship between ischemia, severe CAD, and transient ischemic dilation (TID) on adenosine myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively recruited 157 patients referred for routine single-day adenosine technetium 99m MPI. LVH was assessed by use of transthoracic echocardiography. A ratio of 1.19 or greater on MPI defined TID in men and 1.31 or greater in women. Summed difference scores were determined by use of a 17-segment 5-point scoring system. TI..

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