DOBUTAMINE STRESS RADIONUCLIDE VENTRICULOGRAPHY FOR THE DETECTION OF CORONARY-ARTERY DISEASE


GUNALP B., UYAN C., DOKUMACI B., OZGUVEN M., VARDARELI E. , OZTURK E., ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.14, no.6, pp.471-478, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-478

Abstract

Thirty patients were prospectively studied to assess the value of radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) during step-wise dobutamine infusion for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). Radionuclide ventriculography was performed under basal conditions and during dobutamine infusion at each 10 mug kg-1 min-1 dose increment from 10 to a maximum of 40 mug kg-1 min-1. The test response was considered positive if the ejection fraction (EF) decreased by more than 5% or if segmental contraction abnormalities developed. Dobutamine stress testing was well tolerated, no complications and no significant arrhythmia were observed.