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Old July 27th, 2004, 13:24
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Combined study with FDG PET and Tl SPECT in idiopathic dilated cardiomy

This study states: Impaired myocardial glucose metabolism is a more powerful predictor of future cardiac events than perfusion abnormality in patients with IDCM. (idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy). COMMENT: this study addresses the question of which agent is better for viability: thallium or FDG. These researchers found that FDG was more clinically useful.

Combined study with FDG PET and Tl SPECT in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Isobe S, Ando A, Nanasato M, Nonokawa M, Izawa H, Sobue T, Hirai M, Ito K, Ishigaki T, Murohara T, Yokota M.

Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

Nucl Med Commun. 2003 Oct;24(10):1071-80.

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