ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.22, no.5, pp.403-409, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
myocardial stunning, gated SPECT, transient left ventricular dysfunction, Tc-99m MIBI, MYOCARDIAL-PERFUSION SPECT, CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE, REGIONAL WALL-MOTION, EMISSION COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, EJECTION FRACTION, HYPERTENSIVE RESPONSE, DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION, ISCHEMIC DILATION, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, DIPYRIDAMOLE
Objective Transient left ventricular contractile dysfunction (TLVD) is observed owing to post-exercise stunning in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Pharmacological stimulation differs from exercise stress because it does not cause demand ischemia. The aim of this study was to determine whether TLVD could also be seen after pharmacological stress (dipyridamole).