Oxidative metabolism of the transplanted human heart assessed by positron emission tomography using C-11 acetate

Frank M. Bengel, Peter Ueberfuhr, Stephan Nekolla, Sibylle I. Ziegler, Bruno Reichart, Markus Schwaiger

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Abstract

For investigation of the metabolic profile of the transplanted human heart, positron emission tomography with C-11 acetate was performed to compare global and regional oxidative metabolism in 14 transplant patients with that in 10 healthy volunteers. Because no difference between transplants and normals could be observed, the results suggest that oxidative metabolism remains stable after transplantation, whereas cardiac work remains the major determinant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1503-1505
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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