Evaluation of the effect of trimetazidine on Tc-199m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile gated scintigraphy in patients with coronary artery ectasia

Okudan B., Ozbek F., Dogan A., Ozturk B., Yildiz M.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.10, pp.1573-1578, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1573-1578


Objective: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is the abnormal dilatation of a segment of the coronary artery to a diameter of at least 1.5 times that of normal adjacent segments. Symptoms are variable, and its prognosis and treatment modalities are unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of trimetazidine (TMZ) on ischemic left ventricular function by rest-stress Tc-99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (Tc-99m MIBI) myocardial scintigraphy in symptomatic patients with CAE.