G V Heller
Affiliation: Hartford Hospital
- Practical issues regarding the incorporation of PET into a busy SPECT practiceGary V Heller
Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 19:S12-8. 2012....
- Evaluation of the patient with diabetes mellitus and suspected coronary artery diseaseGary V Heller
Division of Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06102, USA
Am J Med 118:9S-14S. 2005..These capabilities facilitate decision making regarding the appropriateness of medical therapy or surgical intervention in these individuals...
- Clinical value of acute rest technetium-99m tetrofosmin tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with acute chest pain and nondiagnostic electrocardiogramsG V Heller
Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06102 5037, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 31:1011-7. 1998....
- Accreditation for cardiovascular imaging: setting quality standards for patient careGary V Heller
Hartford Hospital, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:390-7. 2008..Some of the common compliments and concerns received by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission are described...
- Recent advances in cardiac PET and PET/CT myocardial perfusion imagingGary V Heller
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 16:962-9. 2009..However, nuclear cardiology utilization was higher for developing countries neighboring moderate-high "user" countries (e.g., Algeria and Egypt); perhaps the result of accessible high-quality training programs...
- Clinical value of attenuation correction in stress-only Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imagingGary V Heller
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Hartford Hospital, CT 06102 5037, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 11:273-81. 2004..Attenuation-corrected stress-only imaging has the potential to ameliorate these limitations...
- Regional wall-motion abnormalities on post-stress electrocardiographic-gated technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography imaging predict cardiac eventsAthanasios Kapetanopoulos
Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 14:810-7. 2007..There are limited data on the prognostic value of regional LV function. We examined the role of visually assessed regional wall motion in risk stratification for future cardiac events...
- Single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with diabetesGavin L Noble
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, PO Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102-5037, USA
Curr Cardiol Rep 7:117-23. 2005..Further studies and research will be needed to define the eventual role of SPECT MPI in asymptomatic diabetics...
- Symptom-limited exercise combined with dipyridamole stress: prognostic value in assessment of known or suspected coronary artery disease by use of gated SPECT imagingAlan W Ahlberg
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 15:42-56. 2008..However, prognostic data with combined protocols are limited...
- Acute resting myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with diabetes mellitus: results from the Emergency Room Assessment of Sestamibi for Evaluation of Chest Pain (ERASE Chest Pain) trialAthanasios Kapetanopoulos
Hnry Low Heart Center for the Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 11:570-7. 2004..0002 for patients without DM and P = .35 for interaction of diabetes and RR reduction). CONCLUSIONS: Acute resting MPI with Tc-99m sestamibi is associated with improved triage decision making in symptomatic ED patients with diabetes...
- The origins and development of the Cardiovascular Program at Hartford Hospital. 150th Anniversary of Hartford HospitalWilliam E Boden
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
Conn Med 68:259-68. 2004
- Blunted heart rate response as a predictor of cardiac death in patients undergoing vasodilator stress technetium-99m sestamibi gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imagingShishir Mathur
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 17:617-24. 2010..We performed this study to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of BHR during pharmacological stress SPECT MPI...
- The clinical importance of electrocardiographic changes during pharmacologic stress testing with radionuclide myocardial perfusion imagingElizabeth M Cosmai
Division of Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 12:466-72. 2005
- Effect of intravenous testosterone on myocardial ischemia in men with coronary artery diseasePaul D Thompson
Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn 06102 5037, USA
Am Heart J 143:249-56. 2002..Studies on the effect of estrogen on atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) risk in women have produced conflicting results. Similar confusion, but fewer data, exists on the effect of testosterone on CAD risk in men...
- Risk stratification with electrocardiographic-gated dobutamine stress technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission tomographic imaging: value of heart rate response and assessment of left ventricular functionSachin M Navare
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory of the Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:781-8. 2006..The stress ECG and heart rate response to dobutamine have prognostic value and should be incorporated into image interpretation so as to maximize risk stratification...
- Duration of abnormal SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging following resolution of acute ischemia: an angioplasty modelDaniel B Fram
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory of the Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, PO Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 41:452-9. 2003..This study was designed to determine how long nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) remains abnormal following transient myocardial ischemia...
- Impact of diabetes on the risk stratification using stress single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with symptoms suggestive of coronary artery diseaseSatyendra Giri
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, and the Department of Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06102-5037, USA
Circulation 105:32-40. 2002..Using stress MPI in conjunction with clinical information can provide risk stratification of diabetic patients...
- Comparison of risk stratification with pharmacologic and exercise stress myocardial perfusion imaging: a meta-analysisSachin M Navare
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory of the Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, St. Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 11:551-61. 2004..However, patients undergoing pharmacologic stress studies are at a higher risk for subsequent cardiac events. This is true even for those with normal perfusion imaging results...
- Validation of attenuation correction using transmission truncation compensation with a small field of view dedicated cardiac SPECT camera systemGavin L Noble
Division of Cardiology, Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend, OR, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 16:222-32. 2009..This study compared perfusion images between a LFOV and SFOV camera with truncation compensation, using the same AC solution...
- The role of myocardial perfusion imaging in the diagnosis of patients with coronary artery disease: developments over the past yearSarkis B Baghdasarian
Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102, USA
Curr Opin Cardiol 20:369-74. 2005....
- Randomized, controlled dose-ranging study of the selective adenosine A2A receptor agonist binodenoson for pharmacological stress as an adjunct to myocardial perfusion imagingJames E Udelson
Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
Circulation 109:457-64. 2004..Selective agonism of the adenosine A2A receptor should result in a similar degree of coronary vasodilation (and thus similar perfusion images) with fewer side effects...
- Pharmacologic radionuclide myocardial perfusion imagingSachin M Navare
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
Curr Cardiol Rep 5:16-24. 2003..This review summarizes the current evidence available regarding the diagnostic and prognostic use of pharmacologic stress testing...
- Identification of coronary thrombus with a IIb/IIIa platelet inhibitor radiopharmaceutical, technetium-99m DMP-444: A canine modelJ Mitchel
Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
Circulation 101:1643-6. 2000..We tested the ability of a new glycoprotein IIb/IIIa platelet inhibitor DMP-444, labeled with technetium (Tc)-99 m, to identify platelet-rich thrombus by nuclear imaging in a canine model...
- A multicenter evaluation of a new post-processing method with depth-dependent collimator resolution applied to full-time and half-time acquisitions without and with simultaneously acquired attenuation correctionCarmelo V Venero
Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 16:714-25. 2009..Attenuation correction including scatter correction in conjunction with the Astonish algorithm was also evaluated...
- Brachial artery reactivity in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and microalbuminuria (from the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics-brachial artery reactivity study)Georgios I Papaioannou
Cardiology Division, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, and University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA
Am J Cardiol 94:294-9. 2004..In addition, microalbuminuria is an independent predictor of endothelial dysfunction in asymptomatic patients with DM, especially in the absence of hormone replacement therapy...
- Value of peripheral vascular endothelial function in the detection of relative myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic patients who underwent myocardial perfusion imagingGeorgios I Papaioannou
Henry Low Heart Center, Cardiology Division, Hartford Hospital, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 13:362-8. 2006....
- Risk stratification with attenuation corrected stress Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in the absence of ECG-gating due to arrhythmiasSarkis B Baghdasarian
Division of Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 16:533-9. 2009..Despite growing recognition of attenuation correction (AC) utilizing an external radiation source, prognostic studies using AC are lacking...
- Independent and incremental prognostic value of left ventricular ejection fraction determined by stress gated rubidium 82 PET imaging in patients with known or suspected coronary artery diseaseKirkeith Lertsburapa
Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 15:745-53. 2008..Whether left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) obtained by gated rubidium 82 positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial imaging can identify patients at risk for future cardiac events is unclear...
- The impact of adjunctive adenosine infusion during exercise myocardial perfusion imaging: Results of the Both Exercise and Adenosine Stress Test (BEAST) trialThomas A Holly
Northwestern University Medical School and Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 10:291-6. 2003..A combined exercise and adenosine protocol may be a useful test for patients undergoing MPI who are unlikely to achieve an adequate chronotropic response...
- Patient preparation for nuclear imaging: when should anti-ischemic medications be withheld?Sarkis B Baghdasarian
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 14:775-81. 2007
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology consensus statement: Task Force on Women and Coronary Artery Disease--the role of myocardial perfusion imaging in the clinical evaluation of coronary artery disease in women [correction]Jennifer H Mieres
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Bethesda, MD 20814-1699, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 10:95-101. 2003
- Optimal medical therapy with or without percutaneous coronary intervention to reduce ischemic burden: results from the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial nuclear substudyLeslee J Shaw
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Circulation 117:1283-91. 2008....
- Usefulness of electrocardiographic-gated stress technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography to differentiate ischemic from nonischemic cardiomyopathyPeter G Danias
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 94:14-9. 2004..Therefore, ECG-gated SPECT is very sensitive for detection of ischemic cardiomyopathy and CAD among patients with moderate to severe systolic dysfunction...
- Myocardial perfusion imaging for evaluation and triage of patients with suspected acute cardiac ischemia: a randomized controlled trialJames E Udelson
Division of Clinical Care Research, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Box 70, Boston, MA 02111, USA
JAMA 288:2693-700. 2002....
- Visual assessment of left ventricular perfusion and function with electrocardiography-gated SPECT has high intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility among experienced nuclear cardiologists and cardiology traineesPeter G Danias
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 9:263-70. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: Interpretation of ECG-gated SPECT images has high reproducibility and agreement among both nuclear cardiologists and cardiology trainees...
- Resolution of asymptomatic myocardial ischemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics (DIAD) studyFrans J Th Wackers
Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, 333 Cedar St Fitkin 3, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Diabetes Care 30:2892-8. 2007..The purpose of this study was to assess whether the prevalence of inducible myocardial ischemia increases over time in patients with type 2 diabetes...
- Value of electrocardiographically gated single-photon emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in a cohort of symptomatic postmenopausal womenJennifer H Mieres
New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
Am J Cardiol 99:1096-9. 2007..001). In conclusion, results of this study indicate high diagnostic and prognostic accuracy for MPS in symptomatic postmenopausal women...
- Detection of silent myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic diabetic subjects: the DIAD studyFrans J Th Wackers
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Diabetes Care 27:1954-61. 2004..To assess the prevalence and clinical predictors of silent myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and to test the effectiveness of current American Diabetes Association screening guidelines...
- Quantitative Tc-99m sestamibi attenuation-corrected SPECT: development and multicenter trial validation of myocardial perfusion stress gender-independent normal database in an obese populationGabriel B Grossman
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 11:263-72. 2004..CONCLUSION: Attenuation-corrected studies can be quantified with a single gender-independent normal database and a single criterion for abnormality without loss of sensitivity and with significantly better specificity and normalcy rate...
- The prognostic value of ECG-gated SPECT imaging in patients undergoing stress Tc-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion imagingMark I Travin
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467 2490, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 11:253-62. 2004....
- Value of attenuation correction on ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging related to body mass indexRandall C Thompson
Mid America Heart Institute and Cardiovascular Consultants, 4330 Wornall Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 12:195-202. 2005..Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and attenuation artifacts are more prevalent in this patient group. This study evaluated the impact of attenuation correction in patients with a high body mass index (BMI)...
- Acute beta-blockade reduces the extent and severity of myocardial perfusion defects with dipyridamole Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imagingRaymond Taillefer
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal pavillon Hotel Dieu, Montreal, Canada
J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1475-83. 2003..The goal of this study was to examine the effect of acute beta-blockade on dipyridamole Tc-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging (DMPI)...
- Diagnostic accuracy of rest/stress ECG-gated Rb-82 myocardial perfusion PET: comparison with ECG-gated Tc-99m sestamibi SPECTTimothy M Bateman
Cardiovascular Consultants, PC, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 13:24-33. 2006..This study was designed to assess relative image quality, interpretive confidence, and diagnostic accuracy by use of contemporary technology and protocols...
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Nuclear Medicine joint position statement: attenuation correction of myocardial perfusion SPECT scintigraphyGary V Heller
J Nucl Cardiol 11:229-30. 2004
- Role of stress single-photon emission computed tomography imaging in asymptomatic patients with diabetesSachin M Navare
Am Heart J 147:753-5. 2004
- Imaging in the emergency departmentCynthia C Taub
J Nucl Cardiol 10:333-5. 2003
- Incremental cost-effectiveness of exercise echocardiography vs. SPECT imaging for the evaluation of stable chest painLeslee J Shaw
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Taper Building, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Eur Heart J 27:2448-58. 2006..The opportunity costs of strategies favouring exercise echocardiography or SPECT imaging have been incompletely evaluated...
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology position statement on radionuclide imaging in patients with suspected acute ischemic syndromes in the emergency department or chest pain centerFrans J Th Wackers
J Nucl Cardiol 9:246-50. 2002
- Myocardial perfusion and function single photon emission computed tomographyChristopher L Hansen
J Nucl Cardiol 13:e97-120. 2006
- Myocardial perfusion and function: single photon emission computed tomographyChristopher L Hansen
J Nucl Cardiol 14:e39-60. 2007