The clinical value of cardiac sympathetic imaging in heart failure

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Thomas Emil Christensen, Andreas Kjaer, Philip Hasbak

The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the pathology of heart failure. The single-photon emission computed tomography tracer iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123) I-MIBG) can be used to investigate the activity of the predominant neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nervous system, norepinephrine. Also, positron emission tomography tracers are being developed for the same purpose. With (123) I-MIBG as a starting point, this brief review introduces the modalities used for cardiac sympathetic imaging.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Volume34
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)178-82
Number of pages5
ISSN1475-0961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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