Tracer used to assess cardiac sympathetic denervation – Cardiology MCQ

Tracer used to assess cardiac sympathetic denervation:

a) 11C-meta-hydroxyephedrine

b) Technetium (99mTc) sestamibi

c) Fludeoxyglucose (18F)

d) None of the above

Correct answer: a) 11C-meta-hydroxyephedrine

Myocardial sympathetic denervation assessed by 11C-meta-hydroxyephedrine has been shown to be predictive of sudden cardiac death.

Reference

  1. Anavekar NS et al. Revascularization in Patients With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Is the Assessment of Viability Still Viable?J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(24):2874-2887.