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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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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Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Thallium
Radionuclide Imaging
Infarction
Angiography
Heart Valve Diseases
Myocarditis
Cardiomyopathies
Coronary Artery Disease
Electrocardiography

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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.

The use of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy for the diagnosis of previous infarction. / Gustafson, A.; Stubbe, I.; Svensson, S. E.; Tylen, Ulf; Westling, H.

In: Acta Medica Scandinavica, Vol. 209, No. 5, 1981, p. 373-377.

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Gustafson, A, Stubbe, I, Svensson, SE, Tylen, U & Westling, H 1981, 'The use of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy for the diagnosis of previous infarction', Acta Medica Scandinavica, vol. 209, no. 5, pp. 373-377.
Gustafson, A. ; Stubbe, I. ; Svensson, S. E. ; Tylen, Ulf ; Westling, H. / The use of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy for the diagnosis of previous infarction. In: Acta Medica Scandinavica. 1981 ; Vol. 209, No. 5. pp. 373-377.
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