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Myocardial Ischemia on MPI SPECT in a Patient with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Without Significant Coronary Artery Disease


  • Chrissa Sioka
  • Aris Bechlioulis
  • Evangelos Ntais
  • Andreas Fotopoulos
  • Sotirios Giannopoulos
  • Eleni Kapsali
  • Christos Katsouras

Received Date: 26.06.2020 Accepted Date: 18.10.2020 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2022;31(1):63-65 PMID: 35114755

Herein, we report the case of a 56-year-old male patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in remission who had asymptomatic myocardial ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging and transthoracic echocardiography. Angiography did not reveal any significant coronary artery disease. Although the etiology is not entirely clear, this case suggested that myocardial perfusion imaging should be considered in patients with AML who received idarubicin to screen for possible myocardial dysfunction.

Keywords: Acute myeloid leukemia, myocardial ischemia, myocardial perfusion imaging, echocardiography, angiography, coronary artery disease


Informed Consent: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: A.B., C.K., C.S., Concept: A.F., E.K., S.G., Design: C.S, C.K., A.B., Data Collection or Processing: E.N., A.F., Analysis or Interpretation: C.K, S.G., E.K., Literature Search: C.S, E.N., E.K., Writing: C.S, C.K.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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