Resting Tl-201 scintigraphy in the evaluation of myocardial sarcoidosis


Chin B., Civelek A., MUDUN A.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.22, no.7, pp.475-478, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-199707000-00006
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-478
  • Keywords: resting Tl-201, scintigraphy, sarcoidosis, CARDIAC SARCOIDOSIS, HEART-DISEASE, GA-67, ABNORMALITIES, DIPYRIDAMOLE, DYSFUNCTION, DIAGNOSIS, DEFECTS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

In patients with sarcoidosis, myocardial involvement is common and may be fatal. With extensive disease, the primary manifestations may include conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias, which may lead to sudden death. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy may be the most accurate method to assess extent of myocardial involvement and response to therapy.