Myocardial perfusion imaging in myocardial infarction and unstable angina

T. F. Christian, R. J. Gibbons

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


The role of radionuclide perfusion imaging during acute coronary syndromes are discussed. The development of Tc-99m sestamibi has provided for significant advances in this field. This radionuclide enables a measurement of myocardium at risk and final infarct size and, consequently, myocardial salvage during reperfusion therapy. Analysis of acute images during infarction also allows for a measure of collateral flow to the infarct zone. This agent also can be used to triage patients with spontaneous chest pain suggestive of unstable angina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-260
Number of pages14
JournalCardiology clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Myocardial perfusion imaging in myocardial infarction and unstable angina'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this