Demonstration of Double-Chambered Right Ventricle on Myocardial Perfusion SPECT

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Abstract

A 19-year-old man with a double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) and an associated ventricular septal defect was admitted to the hospital for surgical correction. Preoperative study of myocardial perfusion with Tc-99m tetrofosmin SPECT depicted the two chambers of the right ventricle. There was a substantial differential in the radioactive uptake between these two chambers. The inflow and outflow chambers with different peak-pressures (94 and 18 mm Hg) showed different uptakes reflecting the pressure difference, which was intense in the inflow chamber and weak in the outflow.

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