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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 279–281 | Cite as

Abstention from alcohol in dilated cardiomyopathy: complete regression of the clinical disease but persistence of myocardial perfusion defects on exercise thallium-201 tomography

  • Yves Juillère
  • Claudine Gillet
  • Nicolas Danchin
  • Annie Thouvenin
  • Gilles Karcher
  • François Paille
  • Alain Bertrand
  • Dominique Barrucand
  • François Cherrier
Case Report

Abstract

This case report describes a 43-year-old man with dilated cardiomyopathy reversed by abstention from alcohol over 1 year but with persistence of previous myocardial perfusion defects on exercise thallium-201 tomography. This suggests that despite the near normalization of left ventricular function, a permanent myocardial disease seems to persist.

Key words

Dilated cardiomyopathy Thallium-201 tomography Alcohol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Juillère
    • 1
  • Claudine Gillet
    • 2
  • Nicolas Danchin
    • 1
  • Annie Thouvenin
    • 2
  • Gilles Karcher
    • 3
  • François Paille
    • 2
  • Alain Bertrand
    • 3
  • Dominique Barrucand
    • 2
  • François Cherrier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyCHU Nancy-BraboisVandoeuvre-les-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Department of AlcohologyCHU Nancy-BraboisVandoeuvre-les-NancyFrance
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear MedicineCHU Nancy-BraboisVandoeuvre-les-NancyFrance

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