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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Medica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine