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Direct imaging of myocardial ischaemia with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose on exercise PET in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  1. M Yamano,
  2. T Kawasaki,
  3. H Sugihara

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Decreased scintigraphic perfusion imaging is the most widely used non-invasive modality for the detection of myocardial ischaemia, but scintigraphic assessment of myocardial ischaemia is sometimes difficult in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy owing to inhomogeneous hypertrophy of the left ventricular wall. A technique that combines exercise testing and positron emission tomography with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose was performed in a patient with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy showing asymmetrical septal hypertrophy. The images obtained clearly showed increased uptake of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose in the interventricular septum, especially predominant …

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