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Myocardial ischemic memory: why and how to investigate it? Insights from nuclear medicine Volume 30, issue 6, November-December 2018

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1 Assistance publique des hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bichat, Service de médecine nucléaire, 46, rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
2 Inserm 1148 (LVTS), 46, rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cedex 18, France
3 Université Paris Diderot, 16, rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
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  • Key words: ischemic memory, bone scan, nuclear medicine, acute coronary syndrome
  • DOI : 10.1684/stv.2018.1051
  • Page(s) : 261-8
  • Published in: 2018

Acute coronary syndromes are one of the main causes of emergency admission. Diagnostic uncertainty in unstable coronary artery disease is responsible for increased mortality as well as substantial costs. Subsequently, earlier and more specific diagnostic tools appear necessary to investigate transient and remote myocardial ischemic events, in what is known as ischemic memory exploration. Several functional noninvasive strategies have been developed, in particular in nuclear imaging. We present herein the main lines of exploration of ischemic memory using functional nuclear imaging, as well as the expected upcoming perspectives.