Sunday, December 14, 2014

Myocardial perfusion imaging in diabetes

Myocardial perfusion imaging for evaluation of suspected ischemia and its relationship with glycemic control in South African subjects with diabetes mellitus.
This study found that diabetics were more likely to have abnormal myocardial perfusion than non-diabetics. In addition, a HgbA1c > = 7.0% was associated with a greater risk of having an abnormal perfusion scan compared to diabetics with a HgbA1c of < 7.0%.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2014;7:545-552

Direct Imaging of Ischemia

Direct Myocardial Ischemia Imaging: a New Cardiovascular Nuclear Imaging Paradigm.
This review article discusses in depth how to image myocardial ischemia directly as an alternative to stress-rest myocardial perfusion imaging. Techniques include the use of radiolabeled fatty acids and 18F-FDG. Read More