BACKGROUND: We compared rest-redistribution thallium 201 and resting technetium 99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) cardiac imaging in 29 men with angiographically proven coronary artery disease and regional ventricular dysfunction. Left ventricular ejection fraction at radionuclide angiography was 35% +/- 9%. METHODS AND RESULTS: Regional left ventricular wall motion was assessed on gated 99mTc MIBI images according to a 3-point scale (0 = normal, 1 = hypokinetic, 2 = akinetic or dyskinetic). 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were analyzed quantitatively. A total of 435 myocardial segments were classified on the basis of wall motion analysis into three groups: group 1 (normal wall motion; n = 201), group 2 (hypokinetic; n = 132), and group 3 (akinetic or dyskinetic; n = 102). 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were significantly higher in groups 1 and 2 compared with group 3 (p < 0.05) and in group 1 compared with group 2 (p < 0.05). When 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were directly compared, no significant differences in group 1 and 2 were observed. In group 3, 99mTc MIBI uptake (67% +/- 14%) was significantly lower (p < 0.001) than initial (72% +/- 11%) and delayed 201Tl uptake (73% +/- 12%). CONCLUSION: Thus rest-redistribution 201Tl and resting 99mTc MIBI cardiac imaging reflect the severity of left ventricular dysfunction in coronary artery disease. However, in segments with severely impaired regional ventricular function, 201Tl uptake is significantly higher than 99mTc MIBI uptake.

Left Ventricular Dysfuntion in Coronary Artery Disease: Comparison Between Rest-Redistribution Thallium 201 and Resting Technetium 99m Methoxy Isobutyl Isonitrile Cardiac Imaging

PACE, Leonardo;
1994

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We compared rest-redistribution thallium 201 and resting technetium 99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) cardiac imaging in 29 men with angiographically proven coronary artery disease and regional ventricular dysfunction. Left ventricular ejection fraction at radionuclide angiography was 35% +/- 9%. METHODS AND RESULTS: Regional left ventricular wall motion was assessed on gated 99mTc MIBI images according to a 3-point scale (0 = normal, 1 = hypokinetic, 2 = akinetic or dyskinetic). 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were analyzed quantitatively. A total of 435 myocardial segments were classified on the basis of wall motion analysis into three groups: group 1 (normal wall motion; n = 201), group 2 (hypokinetic; n = 132), and group 3 (akinetic or dyskinetic; n = 102). 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were significantly higher in groups 1 and 2 compared with group 3 (p < 0.05) and in group 1 compared with group 2 (p < 0.05). When 201Tl and 99mTc MIBI uptake values were directly compared, no significant differences in group 1 and 2 were observed. In group 3, 99mTc MIBI uptake (67% +/- 14%) was significantly lower (p < 0.001) than initial (72% +/- 11%) and delayed 201Tl uptake (73% +/- 12%). CONCLUSION: Thus rest-redistribution 201Tl and resting 99mTc MIBI cardiac imaging reflect the severity of left ventricular dysfunction in coronary artery disease. However, in segments with severely impaired regional ventricular function, 201Tl uptake is significantly higher than 99mTc MIBI uptake.
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