Radionuclide determination of right and left ventricular stroke volumes

Wei Feng Shen, Gary S. Roubin, Roger F. Uren, Brian F. Hutton, Christopher Y P Choong, Phillip J. Harris, Peter J. Fletcher, David T. Kelly*

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    Abstract

    The relationship between radionuclide and thermodilution measurement of stroke volumes (SV) was investigated in 30 patients without valvular regurgitation or intracardiac shunt (group A) at rest and during exercise. Both attenuated radionuclide right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) SV measurements correlated well with the SV determined by the thermodilution method (r=0.87 and r=0.93, all P< 0.001). The reliability of the radionuclide method to estimate SV was evaluated prospectively in two additional groups of patients. In 11 patients without valvular regurgitation or intracardiac shunt (group B) the radionuclide RVSV and LVSV closely approximated to thermodilution SV at rest and during exercise. In 15 patients with aortic regurgitation (group C) the radionuclide stroke volume ratio correlated well with the angiographic regurgitant fraction. Thus, both RVSV and LVSV and the severity of aortic regurgitation can be reliably measured with gated radionuclide ventriculography.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)208-213
    Number of pages6
    JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine
    Volume10
    Issue number5-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985

    Keywords

    • Radionuclide angiography
    • Ventricular stroke volume

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