||Administration of unfractionated heparin with prolonged fasting could reduce physiological 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the heart.
Masuda, Atsuro ,
Naya, Masanao ,
Manabe, Osamu ,
Magota, Keiichi ,
Yoshinaga, Keiichiro ,
Tsutsui, HiroyukiTamaki, Nagara
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)
668 , 2015-09 , Sage
The physiological uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the heart often interferes with the accurate diagnosis of inflammatory cardiac diseases (CDs). Unfractionated heparin (UFH) administration may suppress its uptake through the alteration of myocardial metabolism.