Dobutamine echocardiography and quantitative rest-redistribution 201Tl tomography in myocardial hibernation: Relation of contractile reserve to 201Tl uptake and comparative prediction of recovery of function Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dobutamine
  • Echocardiography
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Myocardial Stunning
  • Thallium Radioisotopes
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

abstract

  • In patients with myocardial hibernation, biphasic response during dobutamine is less sensitive but more specific for recovery of function, whereas indexes of 201Tl scintigraphy are in general more sensitive and less specific, the least accurate being a qualitative assessment of thallium uptake. The sensitivity and specificity of both methods, however, can be altered depending on the quantitative criteria of thallium uptake or combination of responses of the myocardium to dobutamine.

publication date

  • February 15, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9024150

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 626

end page

  • 35

volume

  • 95

number

  • 3