Assessment of left ventricular function and volumes for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy using gated myocardial perfusion SPECT and comparison with echocardiography


Berk F., Isgoren S., Demir H., Kozdag G., Sahin T., Ural D., ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.26, no.8, pp.701-710, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mnm.0000170938.98581.14
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-710
  • Keywords: dilated cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, gated myocardial SPECT, Tc-99m-MIBI, EMISSION COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, EQUILIBRIUM RADIONUCLIDE ANGIOGRAPHY, WALL-MOTION, EJECTION FRACTION, 2-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, TL-201, QUANTIFICATION, DYSFUNCTION, ACCURACY, TECHNETIUM-99M-MIBI

Abstract

Aim Left ventricular function, volumes and regional wall motion provide valuable diagnostic information and are of long-term prognostic importance in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of two-dimensional echocardiography and gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to evaluate these parameters in patients with DCM.