Clinical Physiology of Circulation

Chief Editor

Leo A. Bockeria, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Bakoulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery

Positron emission tomography for assessing myocardium perfusion in patients with ishemic heartdisease

Authors: Bockeria L. A., Aslanidi I. P., Shurupova I. V., Mukhortova O. V., Trifonova T. A., Avakova S. A., Derevyanko E. P., Ekaeva I. V., Katunina T. A.

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Link: Clinical Physiology of Blood Circulaiton. 2008; (): -

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The paper is dedicated to the topical problems of development and implantation of the novel diagnostic techniques in the field of isotopic diagnostics in the work-up of cardiological patients. Positron emission tomography (PET) as a method to assess various biochemical processes, developing in the myocardial tissues is widely used with scientific and clinical purposes in the foreign as well as in domestic practice in recent 20 years. During the work-up of patients with ischemic heart disease PET showed itself to advantage as a highly efficient and specific diagnostic method for this pathology, particularly in the patients with multivascular lesion of coronary stream. Possibility to make quantitative changes of coronary stream at rest and stress, assessing not only relative but also absolute coronary reserve open great opportunities for PET application to evaluate the intensity of coronary stenoses, collateral blood stream in occlusions of epicardial arteries. This technique can be successfully applied to study improvement of myocardial blood stream with medical treatment as well as with various surgical and interventional procedures in IHD patients.

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