Nuclear medicine in the management of patients with heart failure: Guidance from an expert panel of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Amalia Peix, Claudio Tinoco Mesquita, Diana Paez, Carlos Cunha Pereira, Renata Felix, Claudia Gutierrez, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Barbara Maria Ianni, Jose Soares, Pastor Olaya, Ma Victoria Rodriguez, Albert Flotats, Raffaele Giubbini, Mark Travin, Ernest V. Garcia

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Abstract

Heart failure is increasing worldwide at epidemic proportions, resulting in considerable disability, mortality, and increase in healthcare costs. Gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography or PET imaging is the most prominent imaging modality capable of providing information on global and regional ventricular function, the presence of intraventricular synchronism, myocardial perfusion, and viability on the same test. In addition, 123I-mIBG scintigraphy is the only imaging technique approved by various regulatory agencies able to provide information regarding the adrenergic function of the heart. Therefore, both myocardial perfusion and adrenergic imaging are useful tools in the workup and management of heart failure patients. This guide is intended to reinforce the information on the use of nuclear cardiology techniques for the assessment of heart failure and associated myocardial disease. © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-823
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • MIBG
  • PET imaging
  • coronary artery disease
  • dilated cardiomyopathy
  • gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
  • heart failure
  • left ventricular dyssynchrony

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