Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 137–148 | Cite as

Cardiac sympathetic neuroimaging: summary of the First International Symposium

Review Article

Abstract

The First International Symposium on Cardiac Sympathetic Neuroimaging brought together for the first time clinical and preclinical researchers evaluating autonomic and neurocardiologic disorders by this modality. The invited lectures and posters presented some uses of cardiac sympathetic neuroimaging for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring treatments. The Symposium also included a discussion about whether and how to expand the availability of cardiac sympathetic neuroimaging at medical centers in the United States. Here, we review the background for the Symposium, provide an annotated summary of the lectures and posters, discuss some of the take-home points from the roundtable discussion, and propose a plan of action for the future.

Keywords

Sympathetic nervous system Fluorodopamine MIBG Positron-emission tomography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Neurosciences Program, Clinical Neurocardiology Section, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Kanto Central HospitalTokyoJapan

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