The use of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy for the diagnosis of previous infarction

A. Gustafson, I. Stubbe, S. E. Svensson, Ulf Tylen, H. Westling

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Abstract

The ability of thallium-201 scintigraphy to detect previous infarction (>6 months ago) was studied in 43 patients with coronary artery disease, 39 with valvular heart disease, and 5 with cardiomyopathy or myocarditis. All patients had undergone selective coronary arteriography and left ventricular angiography. Thallium-201 scintigraphy at rest proved a very sensitive method for detecting previous infarction, also clinically silent. Scintigraphy was more sensitive than a recent ECG. However, scintigraphy can give falsely positive results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalActa Medica Scandinavica
Volume209
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • Internal Medicine

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    Gustafson, A., Stubbe, I., Svensson, S. E., Tylen, U., & Westling, H. (1981). The use of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy for the diagnosis of previous infarction. Acta Medica Scandinavica, 209(5), 373-377.