Nuclear Cardiology in the Literature: A selection of recent, original research papers

  • Saurabh MalhotraEmail author
Review of the Literature

Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion Positron Emission Tomography and Caffeine Revisited with New Insights on Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and Coronary Flow Capacity. European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging (2019) 20, 751–762

Danai Kitkungvan, Linh Bui, Nils P. Johnson, Monica B. Patel, Amanda E. Roby, Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Asim K. Babar, Mohammad Madjid, Angelo Nacimbene, Sachin Kumar, Alexandra DeGolovine and K. Lance Gould

Houston, TX

Context: The impact of caffeine on myocardial perfusion metrics and their association with clinical outcomes is not well studied.

Methods and Results:To evaluate the effects of caffeine on quantitative myocardial perfusion by positron emission tomography (PET) and its relationship with clinical outcomes, the authors conducted a retrospective review of 6087 vasodilator stress PET studies. Serum caffeine was measured for all patients, as a part of the institutional protocol, of which 328 were positive (5.4%). Among these 328 patients, 84...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCook County HealthChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyRush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA

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