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Lars Poulsen Tolbod

Complete somatostatin-induced insulin suppression combined with heparin loading does not significantly suppress myocardial 18F-FDG uptake in patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis

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Cardiac 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography preceded by extended fasting is used to demonstrate active cardiac sarcoidosis. However, physiological insulin-dependent myocardial 18F-FDG uptake often obscures 18F-FDG uptake in sarcoid lesions. We therefore aimed to completely suppress physiological myocardial 18F-FDG uptake by pharmaceutically blocking endogenous insulin secretion while elevating free fatty acids (FFAs).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2013

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