Imaging assessment of cardioprotection mediated by a dodecafluoropentane oxygen-carrier administered during myocardial infarction.

Affiliation

Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the cardioprotective effects of a dodecafluoropentane (DDFP)-based perfluorocarbon emulsion (DDFPe) as an artificial carrier for oxygen delivery to ischemic myocardium, using 99mTc-duramycin SPECT imaging.

Keywords

(99m)Tc-Duramycin,Cell death imaging,Dodecafluoropentane perfluorocarbon emulsion,Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion,Phosphatidylethanolamine,