Resting and Exercise Radionuclide Ventriculography in Healthy Men [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1990; 18(1): 39-43

Resting and Exercise Radionuclide Ventriculography in Healthy Men

İsmail EREN1, Vedat SANSOY1, Mustafa ÖZCAN1, Deniz GÜZELSOY1, Afife BERKYÜREK1, Mefkûre PLATİN1, Şenay AKBENİZ1, Cem DEMİROĞLU1

Radionaclide ventriculography (RVg) permits the assessment of Ieft ventricular function during rest and exercise. Although it was initially reported to be a highly specific test for coronary artery disease (CAD), later studies reported a high false positive rate. We studied the exercise responses in ejection fraction (EF) and wall motion in 26 normal male subjects (ages 22-64 years) and the specificity of the method for the diagnosis of CAD. None developed wall motion abnormality and EF increased in all 26 (from 63.0±5.6 to 72.9±6.0. Considering an absoIute 5 % increase as normal, the specificity was found 88.5 %. It is concluded that despite inherent technical difficulties, exercise RVg is a highly specific method for CAD in men and an absolute increase of 5 % in EF may be accepted as normal. However it is essential to determine how much these technical difficulties affect the sensitivity of the method.


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İsmail EREN, Vedat SANSOY, Mustafa ÖZCAN, Deniz GÜZELSOY, Afife BERKYÜREK, Mefkûre PLATİN, Şenay AKBENİZ, Cem DEMİROĞLU. Resting and Exercise Radionuclide Ventriculography in Healthy Men. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1990; 18(1): 39-43
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