Naheed Haneef, Sultan Ahmed Shah, Khan R A, Abdul Haque Khan.
Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) determination in post Myocardial Infarction patients. A comparison of Gated Blood Pool (GBP) Ventriculography and Contrast Ventriculography.
Pak J Cardiol Jan ;14(2):84-90.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of gated blood pool versus contrast ventriculography (Gold standard) for determination of ejection fraction in post myocardial infarction patients. Patients and Methods: Gated blood pool imaging (BPI) was performed by gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography or MUGA in 30 patients within 48 hours after single plane (RAO-30) contrast ventriculography. Statistical analysis was done by student "t-test" (unpaired) and by Pearson`s correlation co-efficient. Result: There was no significance difference in their mean ejection fraction (44.04 +/- 11.93 Vs 48.46 ± 12.78%, P = NS) and has statistically significant correlation (r=0.86,P=0.171) Conclusion: GBP ventriculography can therefore be utilized accurately for determination of ejection fraction for prognostic and diagnostic evaluation of post myocardial infarction patients. Key words: Ejection fraction, gated blood pool ventriculography, contrast ventriculography, post myocardial infarction patients.

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