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., et al.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.26, ss.701-710, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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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.