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


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

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.14, ss.471-478, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Dergi Adı: NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.471-478

Özet

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.