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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Uebleis, C; Ulbrich, M; Tegtmeyer, R; Schuessler, F; Haserueck, N; Siebermair, J; Becker, C; Nekolla, S; Cumming, P; Bartenstein, P; Kääb, S; Hacker, M 
Title:
Electrocardiogram-gated 18F-FDG PET/CT hybrid imaging in patients with unsatisfactory response to cardiac resynchronization therapy: initial clinical results. 
Abstract:
The present study aimed to distinguish responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) from nonresponders, using electrocardiogram-gated 18F-FDG PET/CT.Seven consecutive CRT nonresponders were included in the study, along with 7 age- and sex-matched CRT responders, serving as reference material. Therapy response was defined as clinical improvement (>=1 New York Heart Association class) and evidence of reverse remodeling. Besides PET/CT, we measured brain natriuretic peptide levels and asse...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Nucl Med 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
52 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
67-71 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0161-5505 
TUM Institution:
Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik