Journal Article 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, Hiroyuki  ,  Tamaki, Nagara

57 ( 6 )  , pp.661 - 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.

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