Global and Regional Function After By-pass Surgery

  • S. Caponneto
  • F. Bruzzone
  • S. Borziani
  • C. Pastorini
  • P. Fiorio
  • D. Ravera
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (volume 21)


Coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) surgery relieves chest pain due to coronary artery disease (CAD) and improves quality of life in 60–90% of patients, while the effect of this surgical procedure on ventricular performance requires further elucidation[1,2,3]. Because of the regional nature of CAD, assessment of global and regional ventricular function is important in evaluation and prognosis of patients with CAD[4]. Thus, the present investigation is designed to assess left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and regional wall motion (RWM) by non invasive radionuclide angiography (RNA) in patients with CAD before and after CABG.


Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Regional Wall Motion Previous Myocardial Infarction Isometric Exercise Regional Ejection Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Caponneto
    • 1
  • F. Bruzzone
    • 1
  • S. Borziani
    • 1
  • C. Pastorini
    • 1
  • P. Fiorio
    • 2
  • D. Ravera
    • 2
  1. 1.Cattedra di Malattie Apparato CardiovascolareUniversità di GenovaItalia
  2. 2.Servizio di Medicina NucleareOspedale di SampierdarenaGenovaItaly

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