G V Heller

Summary

Affiliation: Hartford Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Practical issues regarding the incorporation of PET into a busy SPECT practice
    Gary V Heller
    Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:S12-8. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the patient with diabetes mellitus and suspected coronary artery disease
    Gary V Heller
    Division of Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06102, USA
    Am J Med 118:9S-14S. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of acute rest technetium-99m tetrofosmin tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with acute chest pain and nondiagnostic electrocardiograms
    G 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
  4. doi request reprint Accreditation for cardiovascular imaging: setting quality standards for patient care
    Gary V Heller
    Hartford Hospital, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:390-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in cardiac PET and PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Gary V Heller
    Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Henry Low Heart Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102 5037, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:962-9. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of attenuation correction in stress-only Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging
    Gary V Heller
    Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Hartford Hospital, CT 06102 5037, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:273-81. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Regional wall-motion abnormalities on post-stress electrocardiographic-gated technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography imaging predict cardiac events
    Athanasios Kapetanopoulos
    Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 14:810-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with diabetes
    Gavin 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
  9. doi request reprint Symptom-limited exercise combined with dipyridamole stress: prognostic value in assessment of known or suspected coronary artery disease by use of gated SPECT imaging
    Alan 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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) trial
    Athanasios Kapetanopoulos
    Hnry Low Heart Center for the Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:570-7. 2004

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint Practical issues regarding the incorporation of PET into a busy SPECT practice
    Gary V Heller
    Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:S12-8. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the patient with diabetes mellitus and suspected coronary artery disease
    Gary 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of acute rest technetium-99m tetrofosmin tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with acute chest pain and nondiagnostic electrocardiograms
    G 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
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Accreditation for cardiovascular imaging: setting quality standards for patient care
    Gary 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in cardiac PET and PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Gary 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical value of attenuation correction in stress-only Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging
    Gary 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Regional wall-motion abnormalities on post-stress electrocardiographic-gated technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography imaging predict cardiac events
    Athanasios 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with diabetes
    Gavin 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...
  9. doi request reprint Symptom-limited exercise combined with dipyridamole stress: prognostic value in assessment of known or suspected coronary artery disease by use of gated SPECT imaging
    Alan 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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) trial
    Athanasios Kapetanopoulos
    Hnry Low Heart Center for the Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:570-7. 2004
    ..In the ED setting the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is a predictor of ACI and hospitalization, but the role of resting MPI in patients with DM is unknown...
  11. ncbi request reprint The origins and development of the Cardiovascular Program at Hartford Hospital. 150th Anniversary of Hartford Hospital
    William E Boden
    Hartford Hospital, Hartford, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, USA
    Conn Med 68:259-68. 2004
  12. doi request reprint Blunted heart rate response as a predictor of cardiac death in patients undergoing vasodilator stress technetium-99m sestamibi gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Shishir 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint The clinical importance of electrocardiographic changes during pharmacologic stress testing with radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging
    Elizabeth 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
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of intravenous testosterone on myocardial ischemia in men with coronary artery disease
    Paul 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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 function
    Sachin 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
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Duration of abnormal SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging following resolution of acute ischemia: an angioplasty model
    Daniel 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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 disease
    Satyendra 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
    ..Coronary artery disease can develop prematurely and is the leading cause of death among diabetics, making noninvasive risk stratification desirable...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk stratification with pharmacologic and exercise stress myocardial perfusion imaging: a meta-analysis
    Sachin 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
    ..Although pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and exercise stress MPI have comparable diagnostic accuracy, their comparative value for risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary disease is not known...
  19. doi request reprint Validation of attenuation correction using transmission truncation compensation with a small field of view dedicated cardiac SPECT camera system
    Gavin 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of myocardial perfusion imaging in the diagnosis of patients with coronary artery disease: developments over the past year
    Sarkis B Baghdasarian
    Henry Low Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 20:369-74. 2005
    ..Recent literature from March 2004 to February 2005 has advanced the concept of attenuation correction and electrocardiographic gating in improving the diagnosis of coronary artery disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint Randomized, controlled dose-ranging study of the selective adenosine A2A receptor agonist binodenoson for pharmacological stress as an adjunct to myocardial perfusion imaging
    James 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging
    Sachin 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Identification of coronary thrombus with a IIb/IIIa platelet inhibitor radiopharmaceutical, technetium-99m DMP-444: A canine model
    J 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...
  24. doi request reprint 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 correction
    Carmelo 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Value of peripheral vascular endothelial function in the detection of relative myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic patients who underwent myocardial perfusion imaging
    Georgios I Papaioannou
    Henry Low Heart Center, Cardiology Division, Hartford Hospital, CT 06102, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:362-8. 2006
    ..Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is an effective method of detection of coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the relationship between endothelial function and MPI in asymptomatic patients with T2DM has not been examined...
  27. doi request reprint Risk stratification with attenuation corrected stress Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in the absence of ECG-gating due to arrhythmias
    Sarkis 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...
  28. doi request reprint 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 disease
    Kirkeith 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint The impact of adjunctive adenosine infusion during exercise myocardial perfusion imaging: Results of the Both Exercise and Adenosine Stress Test (BEAST) trial
    Thomas 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
    ..However, if pharmacologic stress testing is performed, the ability to assess functional capacity is lost. Accordingly, we developed a protocol that incorporates adenosine stress with symptom-limited exercise...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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
  31. ncbi request reprint 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
  32. doi request reprint 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 substudy
    Leslee J Shaw
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Circulation 117:1283-91. 2008
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of electrocardiographic-gated stress technetium-99m sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography to differentiate ischemic from nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Peter 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Myocardial perfusion imaging for evaluation and triage of patients with suspected acute cardiac ischemia: a randomized controlled trial
    James 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
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Visual assessment of left ventricular perfusion and function with electrocardiography-gated SPECT has high intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility among experienced nuclear cardiologists and cardiology trainees
    Peter 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
    ..We evaluated both intraobserver and interobserver agreement of interpretation of ECG-gated SPECT images among 3 cardiology trainees and 3 experienced nuclear cardiologists from 3 institutions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Resolution of asymptomatic myocardial ischemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetics (DIAD) study
    Frans 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Value of electrocardiographically gated single-photon emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in a cohort of symptomatic postmenopausal women
    Jennifer 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Detection of silent myocardial ischemia in asymptomatic diabetic subjects: the DIAD study
    Frans 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quantitative Tc-99m sestamibi attenuation-corrected SPECT: development and multicenter trial validation of myocardial perfusion stress gender-independent normal database in an obese population
    Gabriel B Grossman
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:263-72. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint The prognostic value of ECG-gated SPECT imaging in patients undergoing stress Tc-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging
    Mark I Travin
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467 2490, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:253-62. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Value of attenuation correction on ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging related to body mass index
    Randall 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)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Acute beta-blockade reduces the extent and severity of myocardial perfusion defects with dipyridamole Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging
    Raymond 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)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of rest/stress ECG-gated Rb-82 myocardial perfusion PET: comparison with ECG-gated Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT
    Timothy 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Society of Nuclear Medicine joint position statement: attenuation correction of myocardial perfusion SPECT scintigraphy
    Gary V Heller
    J Nucl Cardiol 11:229-30. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Role of stress single-photon emission computed tomography imaging in asymptomatic patients with diabetes
    Sachin M Navare
    Am Heart J 147:753-5. 2004
  46. ncbi request reprint Imaging in the emergency department
    Cynthia C Taub
    J Nucl Cardiol 10:333-5. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Incremental cost-effectiveness of exercise echocardiography vs. SPECT imaging for the evaluation of stable chest pain
    Leslee 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology position statement on radionuclide imaging in patients with suspected acute ischemic syndromes in the emergency department or chest pain center
    Frans J Th Wackers
    J Nucl Cardiol 9:246-50. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Myocardial perfusion and function single photon emission computed tomography
    Christopher L Hansen
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:e97-120. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Myocardial perfusion and function: single photon emission computed tomography
    Christopher L Hansen
    J Nucl Cardiol 14:e39-60. 2007