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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 87–90 | Cite as

The sensitivity of scintigraphic myocardial imaging by the use of99mTc-labelled pyrophosphate in the diagnosis of cardiomyopathy of various etiology

  • F. Duška
  • J. Vizda
  • J. Kubiček
  • P. Kafka
  • Z. Nesvadba
  • P. Žďánský
  • J. Baštecký
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Abstract

A total of 10 patients were examined. In five children who suffered from secondary cardiomyopathy accompanying progressive muscular dystrophy scintigraphic examination of the myocardium was made using99mTc-labelled pyrophosphate. In two cases the scan was distinctly positive, in three cases negative. Five men with poorly defined primary non-obstructive cardiomyopathy were examined too. The scan was positive in three cases and negative in two cases. The positivity of the pyrophosphate scan of the heart is therefore not pathonomonic of ischaemic damage. An increased accumulation of pyrophosphate in the myocardium in cardiomyopathy indicates an acute phase of the disease.

Keywords

Public Health Cardiomyopathy Nuclear Medicine Acute Phase Pyrophosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Duška
    • 1
  • J. Vizda
    • 2
  • J. Kubiček
    • 2
  • P. Kafka
    • 2
  • Z. Nesvadba
    • 3
  • P. Žďánský
    • 4
  • J. Baštecký
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Normal and Pathological PhysiologyCharles University Faculty of MedicineHradec KrálovéCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of RadiologyCharles University Faculty of MedicineHradec KrálovéCzechoslovakia
  3. 3.Children's Therapeutic InstitutionJanské LázněCzechoslovakia
  4. 4.1st Department of MedicineCharles University Faculty of MedicineHradec KrálovéCzechoslovakia

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