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