Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

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List of Papers (Total 724)

Rubidium-82 PET imaging is feasible in a rat myocardial infarction model

Background Small-animal myocardial infarct models are frequently used in the assessment of new cardioprotective strategies. A validated quantification of perfusion using a non-cyclotron-dependent PET tracer would be of importance in monitoring response to therapy. We tested whether myocardial PET perfusion imaging is feasible with Rubidium-82 (82Rb) in a small-animal scanner using ...

Non-invasive measures of coronary microcirculation: Taking the long road to the clinic

Although coronary microvascular disease is now a well-recognized entity that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, current non-invasive strategies cannot differentiate between coronary microvascular disease (CMD) and obstructive epicardial stenosis. While the evaluation of intramyocardial blood volume as a surrogate measure for microvascular health may have ...

Early risk stratification using Rubidium-82 positron emission tomography in STEMI patients

Background Assessment of infarct size after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent morphological changes and clinical outcome. This study aimed to assess subacute post-intervention Rubidium-82 (82Rb)-PET imaging in predicting left ventricle ejection fraction, regional wall motion, and final infarct size by CMR at 3-months after STEMI. Methods STEMI patients undergoing ...