Regional distribution and extent of perfusion abnormalities, and the lung to heart uptake ratios during exercise thallium-201 SPECT imaging in patients with cardiac syndrome X

Cavusoglu Y., Entok E., Timuralp B., Vardareli E., Kudaiberdieva G., Birdane A., ...More

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.57-62, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-62
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND: Cardiac syndrome X is defined as angina-like chest pain with transient ischemic ST-segment changes during exercise and angiographically normal epicardial coronary arteries. Studies with myocardial perfusion imaging in this syndrome have indicated that some patients, but not all, have an abnormality on perfusion scan. However, the impact of these perfusion abnormalities on pulmonary thallium uptake is not clear in this group of patients.