Dobutamine echocardiography and resting-redistribution thallium-201 scintigraphy predicts recovery of hibernating myocardium after coronary revascularization

Richard Charney, Matthew E. Schwinger, Jenny Chun, Michael V. Cohen, Michele Nanna, Mark A. Menegus, John Wexler, Hugo Spindola Franco, Mark A. Greenberg

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The value of dobutamine echocardiography and resting thallium-2-1 scintigraphy to predict reversal of regional left ventricular wall motion dysfunction after revascularization in patients with chronic coronary artery disease was assessed. Improvement in wall motion during dobutamine echocardiography and normal or mildly decreased uptake on thallium-201 scanning are strong predictors of reversible left ventricular dysfunction. Dobutamine echocardiography and resting thallium-201 scanning are simple and safe methods of assessing hibernating myocardium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-869
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican heart journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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