Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 294–296 | Cite as

Permanently increased brightness of right ventricle (D-shaped left ventricle) on myocardial perfusion imaging in a patient with chronic cor pulmonale: An autopsy correlation

  • Wei-Jen Shih
  • Kitta Kousa
  • Bonnie Mitchell
  • Wen-Sheng Huang
Nuclear Cardiology Bullet


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Right Ventricle Nuclear Cardiology Interventricular Septum Tetrofosmin 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Wackers FJTh. On the bright right side. J Nucl Cardiol 2005;12:378–800.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Movahed MR, Hepner A, Lizotte P, Milne N. Flattening of the interventricular septum (D.-shaped left ventricle) in addition to high right ventricular tracer uptake and increased right ventricular volume found on gated SPECT studies strongly correlates with right ventricular overload. J Nucl Cardiol 2005; 12:428–34.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Schart SM. Pulmonary heart disease. In: GL, Baum JD, Crapo BR, Celli JB, editors. Karlingsky Textbook of pulmonary disease. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 1998. p. 1311–21.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Otani H, Zhao QH, Guguchew PA, Wexler JP, Travin MI. Identi- fication of severe right ventricular dysfunction and pressure over- load by stress radionuclide myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging with gating. J Nucl Cardiol 1999;6:375–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Wackers FJ, Klay JW, Laks H, Schnizer J, Zaret BL, Geha AS. Pathophysiologic correlates of right ventricle thallium 201 uptake in a canine model. Circulation 1981;64:1256–64.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lindsay J, Nolan NG, Kotlyarov EV, Goldstein SA, Bacos JM. Radionuclide evaluation of interventricular septum following coro- nary artery bypass surgery. Radiology 1982;142:489–93.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Righetti A, Crawford MH, O’Rourke RA, Schelbert H, Daily PO, Ross J Jr. Interventricular septal motion and left ventricular function after coronary bypass surgery: evaluation with echocardiography and radionuclide angiography. Am J Cardiol 1977;38:372–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Jen Shih
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kitta Kousa
    • 2
    • 4
  • Bonnie Mitchell
    • 2
    • 4
  • Wen-Sheng Huang
    • 5
  1. 1.Departments of Diagnostic RadiologyCollege of Medicine, University of KentuckyLexington
  2. 2.Departments of PathologyCollege of Medicine, University of KentuckyLexington
  3. 3.Nuclear Medicine ServiceLexington VA Medical CenterLexington
  4. 4.Pathology ServiceLexington VA Medical CenterLexington
  5. 5.Department of Nuclear MedicineTri-Service General HospitalTaipei, TaiwanRepublic of China

Personalised recommendations