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Title: Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and management of myocardial sarcoidosis

Abstract

We have described three patients with clinical evidence of myocardial sarcoidosis to illustrate the utility of thallium-201 scintigraphy in demonstrating the myocardial lesions. Both the symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals studied showed the characteristic reverse redistribution phenomenon. No abnormalities were seen during the exercise phase of the thallium study, but myocardial defects were detected in each patient when repeat studies were obtained at rest six hours later. Steroid therapy resolved the defects in each case. We propose thallium-201 scintigraphy of the heart as a safe and useful tool for documenting myocardial involvement in sarcoidosis and following the effects of therapy.

Authors:
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  1. (Univ. of Louisville School of Medicine, KY (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6969085
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Southern Medical Journal; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 83:3; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-4348
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; HEART; SCINTISCANNING; EXERCISE; MYOCARDIUM; PATIENTS; THALLIUM 201; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MUSCLES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; THALLIUM ISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Fields, C.L., Ossorio, M.A., Roy, T.M., Denny, D.M., and Varga, D.W. Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and management of myocardial sarcoidosis. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1097/00007611-199003000-00022.
Fields, C.L., Ossorio, M.A., Roy, T.M., Denny, D.M., & Varga, D.W. Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and management of myocardial sarcoidosis. United States. doi:10.1097/00007611-199003000-00022.
Fields, C.L., Ossorio, M.A., Roy, T.M., Denny, D.M., and Varga, D.W. Thu . "Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and management of myocardial sarcoidosis". United States. doi:10.1097/00007611-199003000-00022.
@article{osti_6969085,
title = {Thallium-201 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and management of myocardial sarcoidosis},
author = {Fields, C.L. and Ossorio, M.A. and Roy, T.M. and Denny, D.M. and Varga, D.W.},
abstractNote = {We have described three patients with clinical evidence of myocardial sarcoidosis to illustrate the utility of thallium-201 scintigraphy in demonstrating the myocardial lesions. Both the symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals studied showed the characteristic reverse redistribution phenomenon. No abnormalities were seen during the exercise phase of the thallium study, but myocardial defects were detected in each patient when repeat studies were obtained at rest six hours later. Steroid therapy resolved the defects in each case. We propose thallium-201 scintigraphy of the heart as a safe and useful tool for documenting myocardial involvement in sarcoidosis and following the effects of therapy.},
doi = {10.1097/00007611-199003000-00022},
journal = {Southern Medical Journal; (USA)},
issn = {0038-4348},
number = ,
volume = 83:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {3}
}