A 47-year-old member asked:
how to distinguish stunned from hibernating myocardium on cardiac scintigraphy?
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Cardiology 33 years experience
You don't: you determine viable vs non viable. Stunned vs hibernating is a matter of chronic ischemia (hibernating) and an acute event (stunned)
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How to distinguish "stunned" from "hibernating" myocardium on cardiac scintigraphy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Stunned/Hibernating: Stunned myocardium has normal perfusion but abnormal wall motion. Hibernating myocardium has abnormal perfusion and abnormal wall motion. Hope this answers your question.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2014
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