In order to determine if an increase in myocardial oxygen consumption is accompanied by changes in high energy phosphates in normal subjects and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, phosphorus-31 spectra were acquired under resting conditions and during dobutamine infusion. In seven normal subjects, dobutamine raised the rate-pressure product to 226% of control. The ratio of PCr/ATP was 1.86 +/- 0.17 (mean +/- SE) under resting conditions and 1.90 +/- 0.22 (P = 0.44) with dobutamine infusion. In eight patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, dobutamine raised the rate-pressure product to 161% of control. As in the normal subjects, the ratio of PCr/ATP under resting conditions (1.63 +/- 0.24) was unchanged during dobutamine infusion (1.57 +/- 0.24, P = 0.38). These data indicate that increases in cardiac work do not have a major effect on high energy phosphate concentrations in normal subjects or in patients with clinically compensated dilated cardiomyopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology