We report a 50-year-old woman with a recent myocardial infarction in whom a myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with Thallium201 was done simultaneously with a F18-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG) SPECT to study glucose metabolism. Myocardial infarction was located in the anteroseptal and apical regions and an echocardiography, done at the second day of evolution, showed a septo-apical hypokinesia. On the tenth day, a coronary angiography showed a critical lesion of the anterior descending coronary artery and an angioplasty with stent placement was performed on the next day. On the twelfth day, a resting, redistribution 201Tl SPECT to study viability and a FDG-SPECT with a dual head high-energy collimator camera were done. Images, acquired 45 min after injection, were analyzed visually. In anterior and medial apical sectors, discordance between flux and metabolism, considered a classical mismatch, was observed. Echocardiographic hypokinesia disappeared three month after revascularization.
- Myocardial infarction
- Myocardial reperfusion
- Myocardial revascularization
- Tomography, emission-computed, single-photon