Combined imaging pinpoints those who would benefit from ICDs

08/12/2010 | HealthImaging.com

A Japanese study published in this month's Journal of Nuclear Medicine showed that using cardiac sympathetic nerve imaging with 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine in combination with myocardial perfusion imaging helped determine which patients would need the implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator to deliver internal shocks. While there are still issues to be addressed in the study, the findings present "a rationale for further studies investigating the role of nuclear imaging for better selection of ICD candidates beyond left ventricular ejection measurements," the researchers said.

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