PET imaging of the myocardial innervation system: CME

Slart, R., 2014.

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PET imaging of the cardiac autonomic nervous system has advanced in recent years, and multiple pre- and postsynaptic tracers have been introduced. The high spatial and temporal resolution of PET enables noninvasive quantification of neurophysiologic processes at the tissue level. Ligands for catecholamine receptors, along with radiolabeled catecholamines and catecholamine analogs, have been applied to determine involvement of sympathetic dysinnervation at different stages of heart diseases such as ischemia, heart failure, and arrhythmia.
This review summarizes the pallet of different and novel pre-synaptic and post-synaptic PET tracers and its potential value in clinical neurocardiological PET imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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