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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549119/systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-of-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-report-from-the-cardiovascular-committee-of-the-european-association-of-nuclear-medicine-endorsed-by-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular
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Elin Trägårdh, Siok Swan Tan, Jan Bucerius, Alessia Gimelli, Oliver Gaemperli, Oliver Lindner, Denis Agostini, Christopher Übleis, Roberto Sciagrà, Riemer H Slart, S Richard Underwood, Fabien Hyafil, Marcus Hacker, Hein J Verberne
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability. Several diagnostic tests, such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), are accurate for the detection of CAD, as well as having prognostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the diagnostic and prognostic value of these tests should be cost-effective and should lead to improved clinical outcome. We have reviewed the literature on the cost-effectiveness of MPS in different circumstances: (i) the diagnosis and management of CAD; (ii) comparison with exercise electrocardiography (ECG) and other imaging tests; (iii) as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), (iv) the impact of appropriate use criteria; (v) acute chest pain, and (vi) screening of asymptomatic patients with type-2 diabetes...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479268/progression-of-myocardial-sympathetic-denervation-assessed-by-123-i-mibg-imaging-in-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-and-the-effect-of-liver-transplantation
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Maria da Conceição Azevedo Coutinho, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Guilhermina Cantinho, Isabel Conceição, Tatiana Guimarães, Gustavo Lima da Silva, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Ana Rita Francisco, Rui Plácido, Fausto J Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare disease caused by systemic deposition of amyloidogenic variants of the transthyretin (TTR) protein. The TTR-V30M mutation is caused by the substitution of valine by methionine at position 30 and mainly affects the peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. Cardiovascular manifestations are common and are due to autonomic denervation and to amyloid deposition in the heart. Cardiac sympathetic denervation detected by iodine-123 labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is an important prognostic marker in TTR-V30M FAP...
May 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471012/effects-of-epicardial-versus-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-placement-on-left-ventricular-function-and-cardiac-perfusion-in-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Vincent F van Dijk, Jim Fanggiday, Jippe C Balt, Maurits C E F Wijffels, Edgar J Daeter, J C Kelder, Lucas V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: Optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT) is crucial to achieve an optimal effect on hemodynamics. Due to various difficulties, up to 30% of transvenous LV lead placements fail, or a suboptimal position is achieved. Surgical epicardial LV lead placement could be performed at a position anticipated to be the optimal site. This could have a more favorable effect, which may be expressed by increased improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction(LVEF) and cardiac perfusion...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463221/-ischemic-t-wave-distortion-associated-with-vasodilator-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Romina Nogara, Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Rodolfo Ferrando, Pablo Marichal
The protocols using vasodilators to induce ischemia on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy have shown a high diagnostic accuracy and a very low incidence of serious complications. However, the physiological significance and diagnostic value of various electrocardiographic changes associated with vasodilator stress has not been deeply evaluated beyond the ST-segment. Five clinical cases presenting morphological distortion of the T-wave in electrocardiographic chest leads associated with varying degrees of perfusion defects are described, discussing potential contributions of these changes to the diagnosis and quantification of myocardial ischemia in imaging studies using vasodilator stress...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447284/apical-sparing-pattern-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-99m-tc-hmdp-uptake-in-patients-with-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Axel Van Der Gucht, Anne-Ségolène Cottereau, Mukedaisi Abulizi, Aziz Guellich, Paul Blanc-Durand, Jean-Marc Israel, Arnault Galat, Violaine Plante-Bordeneuve, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Diane Bodez, Jean Rosso, Thibaud Damy, Emmanuel Itti
BACKGROUND: A decreased longitudinal strain in basal segments with a base-to-apex gradient has been described in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA). OBJECTIVES: Aim was to investigate the left ventricular (LV) regional distribution of early-phase (99m)Tc-Hydroxymethylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-HMDP) uptake in patients with transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidosis (TTR-CA). METHODS: All patients underwent a whole-body planar (99m)Tc-HMDP scintigraphy acquired at 10-min post-injection (early-phase) followed by a thorax SPECT/CT...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420647/incremental-value-of-transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-assessed-coronary-flow-reserve-in-patients-with-suspected-myocardial-ischemia-undergoing-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Li-Ming Gan, Sara Svedlund, Ann Wittfeldt, Charlotte Eklund, Sinsia Gao, Göran Matejka, Anders Jeppsson, Per Albertsson, Elmir Omerovic, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-assisted transthoracic Doppler-derived coronary flow reserve (TDE-CFR) reflects coronary vascular function. The prognostic and incremental value of left anterior descending coronary artery TDE-CFR above myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients with suspected myocardial ischemia has not yet been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred seventy-one patients (mean age, 62.3±8.7 years; 46.8% males) referred to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy attributed to suspected myocardial ischemia were included in the study...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410288/the-utility-of-the-combination-of-a-spect-study-with-123i-fp-cit-of-dopamine-transporters-and-123i-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-in-differentiating-parkinson-disease-from-other-degenerative-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Naoto Uyama, Hideki Otsuka, Takayoshi Shinya, Yoichi Otomi, Masafumi Harada, Wataru Sako, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji, Yuya Watanabe, Satoru Takashi, Yamato Kunikane
OBJECTIVE: Molecular imaging of nigrostriatal dopamine transporters (DAT) and sympathetic cardiac innervation with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are useful tools for differentiating idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD) from other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes (non-PD). Nevertheless, these modalities are often insufficient for achieving a definite diagnosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the combination of these tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SPECT radiotracers [I]-N-ω-fluoropropyl-2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-nortropane (FP-CIT) and meta-[I]-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) were used to research presynaptic dopaminergic projections (DAT SPECT) and myocardial adrenergic innervation (MIBG scintigraphy), respectively...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401352/randomized-comparison-between-provisional-and-routine-kissing-balloon-technique-after-main-vessel-crossover-stenting-for-coronary-bifurcation-lesions
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Masahiro Yamawaki, Masaki Fujita, Shinya Sasaki, Masanori Tsurugida, Mamoru Nanasato, Motoharu Araki, Keisuke Hirano, Yoshiaki Ito, Reiko Tsukahara, Toshiya Muramatsu
We compared the myocardial ischemic burden of provisional and routine final kissing-balloon inflation (FKI) with the 1-stent strategy using a second-generation drug-eluting stent for coronary bifurcation lesions (CBL). There are no established guidelines for side branch (SB) intervention after main vessel stenting. In total, 113 CBL patients were randomized to receive different SB intervention strategies: provisional-FKI group (n = 57; FKI only when SB flow was TIMI <3) and routine-FKI group (n = 56; mandatory FKI with aggressive treatment until SB-residual stenosis <50%)...
April 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367675/a-small-outbreak-of-serratia-liquefaciens-bacteremia-due-to-use-of-contaminated-saline-infusion-solution-for-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Alpay Arı, Ali Ilgın Olut, Bengisu Ay, Selma Tosun, Meltem Zencir, Mehmet Umut Çayıröz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360997/imaging-biomarkers-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinsonian-syndromes-current-and-emerging-concepts
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REVIEW
Usman Saeed, Jordana Compagnone, Richard I Aviv, Antonio P Strafella, Sandra E Black, Anthony E Lang, Mario Masellis
Two centuries ago in 1817, James Parkinson provided the first medical description of Parkinson's disease, later refined by Jean-Martin Charcot in the mid-to-late 19th century to include the atypical parkinsonian variants (also termed, Parkinson-plus syndromes). Today, Parkinson's disease represents the second most common neurodegenerative disorder with an estimated global prevalence of over 10 million. Conversely, atypical parkinsonian syndromes encompass a group of relatively heterogeneous disorders that may share some clinical features with Parkinson's disease, but are uncommon distinct clinicopathological diseases...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357810/erratum-to-scintigraphic-outlook-of-patients-and-regions-with-myocardial-necrosis-at-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Olga James, Salvador Borges-Neto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357026/novel-noninvasive-nuclear-medicine-imaging-techniques-for-cardiac-inflammation
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REVIEW
Malte Kircher, Constantin Lapa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammation is a key player in a wide range of cardiovascular and myocardial diseases. Given the numerous implications of inflammatory processes in disease initiation and progression, functional imaging modalities including positron emission tomography (PET) represent valuable diagnostic, prognostic, and monitoring tools in patient management. Since increased glucose metabolism is a hallmark of inflammation, PET using the radiolabeled glucose analog [(18)F]-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) is the mainstay diagnostic test for nuclear imaging of (cardiac) inflammation...
2017: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332178/erratum-to-prognostic-impact-of-location-and-extent-of-vessel-related-ischemia-at-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Francesco Nudi, Orazio Schillaci, Giandomenico Neri, Annamaria Pinto, Enrica Procaccini, Maurizio Vetere, Giacomo Frati, Fabrizio Tomai, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320195/combined-use-of-dopamine-transporter-imaging-dat-spect-and-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-for-diagnosing-parkinson-s-disease
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Fumihito Yoshii, Masafuchi Ryo, Yasuhiko Baba, Takashi Koide, Jun Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: To examine whether combined use of (123)I-FP-CIT dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (DAT-SPECT) and (123)I-MIBG myocardial scintigraphy (MIBG) is superior to either modality alone for diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Patients with probable PD (n=120) who underwent both DAT-SPECT and MIBG myocardial scintigraphy within short intervals were enrolled. Specific binding ratio (SBR) of DAT-SPECT images and heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio of MIBG images were used as quantitative measures...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302002/preoperative-cardiac-risk-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplant-due-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-should-it-be-different
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Haldun Muderrisoglu, Kerem Can Yilmaz, Emir Karacaglar, Ugur Bal, Alp Aydinalp, Gokhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant is a high-risk surgery for cardiac events. The risk of 30-day major cardiac adverse events is estimated at more than 5%. In this retrospective study, we evaluated our preoperative cardiac risk assessment approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 58 adult patients who underwent liver transplant between May 2011 and May 2015. Preoperative cardiac risk factors and results of diagnostic tests were noted. Patients were divided into 2 groups: patients with or without hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299921/physical-training-improves-myocardial-perfusion-but-not-left-ventricular-function-response-to-exercise-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Eduardo E Carvalho, Júlio C Crescêncio, Giovani L Santi, Luciano F Oliveira, Pedro V Schwartzmann, Lourenço Gallo, José A Marin-Neto, Marcus V Simões
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary microvascular angina (PMA) commonly exhibit abnormal left ventricular function (LVF) during exercise, potentially owing to myocardial ischemia. Herein, we investigated n PMA patients the effect of the reduction of myocardial perfusion disorders, by using aerobic physical training, upon LVF response to exercise. METHODS: Overall, 15 patients (mean age, 53.7±8.9 years) with PMA and 15 healthy controls (mean age, 51.0±9.4 years) were studied...
March 16, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289798/-helpful-instrumental-examinations-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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U Walter, H Zach, I Liepelt-Scarfone, W Maetzler
BACKGROUND: The clinical diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) can be challenging. In these cases, additional diagnostic methods are available that can help to improve diagnostic accuracy. OBJECTIVES, MATERIAL AND METHODS: This article provides an overview of currently available and promising novel ancillary methods for the early and differential diagnosis of iPD. RESULTS: Imaging tools, such as 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are mainly used for the differentiation between iPD and symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes (PS)...
March 13, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288049/catecholamine-induced-chest-pain-mimicking-infarction-due-to-an-mibg-negative-and-dopa-positive-succinate-dehydrogenase-syndrome-subunit-b-related-pheochromocytoma
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Alberto Mazza, Alice Ferretti, Antonella Paola Sacco, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
This 16-year-old boy presented with acute retrosternal pain possibly representing acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac enzymes were within reference ranges. There were marked increases in metanephrine to 3299 μg/24 h (reference, <400 μg/24 h), normetanephrine to 1309 μg/24 h (reference, 0-390 μg/24 h), and chromogranin A to 1605 ng/mL (reference, 0-150 μg/24 h). An incidental left adrenal mass was found during CTPA performed to exclude pulmonary embolism. I-MIBG scintigraphy was negative, and genetic screening detected SDHB (succinate dehydrogenase syndrome subunit B) gene mutation...
June 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273654/cost-effectiveness-of-diagnostic-evaluation-strategies-for-individuals-with-stable-chest-pain-syndrome-and-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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James K Min, Amanda Gilmore, Erica C Jones, Daniel S Berman, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Leslee J Shaw, Ken O'Day, Ibrahim Danad
PURPOSE: To determine lifetime cost-effectiveness of diagnostic evaluation strategies for individuals with stable chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Exercise treadmill testing (ETT), stress echocardiography (SE), myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA), and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) were assessed alone, or in succession to each other. RESULTS: Initial ETT followed by imaging wherein ETT was equivocal or unable to be performed appeared more cost-effective than any strategy employing initial testing by imaging...
May 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257311/prevalence-of-ecg-changes-during-adenosine-stress-and-its-association-with-perfusion-defect-on-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
#20
Sameer K Taywade, Vijayaraghavan L Ramaiah, Harish Basavaraja, Parameswaran R Venkatasubramaniam, Job Selvakumar
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is a valuable, noninvasive imaging modality in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease. Adenosine stress may occasionally be associated with ECG changes. This study evaluated the strength of association between adenosine stress-related ECG changes and perfusion defects on Tc-MPS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 117 (mean age: 61.25±9.27 years; sex: men 87, women 30) patients with known/suspected coronary artery disease underwent adenosine stress MPS...
April 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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