The MYOVIEW 30 mL kit is supplied as a pack of five multi-dose vials for use in the preparation of a technetium Tc99m tetrofosmin intravenous injection to be used for the scintigraphic delineation of regions of reversible myocardial ischemia in the presence or absence of infarcted myocardium and for the evaluation of ventricular function. Each vial contains a predispensed, sterile, non-pyrogenic, lyophilized mixture of 1.38 mg tetrofosmin [6,9-bis(2-ethoxyethyl)-3,12-dioxa-6,9-diphosphatetradecane], 0.09 mg stannous chloride dihydrate (minimum stannous tin 0.015 mg; total stannous and stannic tin 0.0522 mg), 1.92 mg disodium sulphosalicylate, 3 mg sodium D-gluconate, 11 mg sodium hydrogen carbonate, and 3 mg ascorbic acid. The lyophilized powder is sealed under a nitrogen atmosphere with a rubber closure. The product contains no antimicrobial preservative.
MYOVIEW is indicated for scintigraphic imaging of the myocardium following separate administrations under exercise and/or resting conditions. It is useful in the delineation of regions of reversible myocardial ischemia in the presence or absence of infarcted myocardium.
MYOVIEW is also indicated for scintigraphic imaging of the myocardium to identify changes in perfusion induced by pharmacologic stress in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease.
MYOVIEW is also indicated for the assessment of left ventricular function (left ventricular ejection fraction and wall motion) in patients being evaluated for heart disease.
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Published Studies Related to Myoview (Tetrofosmin)
Relationship of technetium-99m tetrofosmin-gated rest single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging to death and hospitalization in heart failure patients: results from the nuclear ancillary study of the HF-ACTION trial. [2011.06]
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the severity of resting perfusion abnormalities assessed by the summed rest score (SRS) would be associated with a higher rate of adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF)... CONCLUSIONS: Gated SPECT MPI provides important information in patients with HF and reduced LVEF. In the adjusted analysis, SRS has an unexpected relationship with the primary end point. Phase SD was not associated with the primary end point. Rest-gated SPECT MPI provides incrementally greater prognostic information than clinical information alone. Copyright (c) 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Acceleration of hepatobiliary excretion by lemon juice on 99mTc-tetrofosmin cardiac SPECT. [2006.11]
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether drinking lemon juice reduces extra-cardiac activity and improves image quality on (99m)Tc-tetrafosmin myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)... CONCLUSION: Drinking 250 ml of diluted lemon juice accelerates the transit of tetrofosmin through the liver parenchyma and improves image quality on (99m)Tc-tetrafosmin myocardial SPECT.
Placebo or trimetazidine (99m)Tc tetrofosmin myocardial SPECT and low-dose dobutamine echocardiography in hibernating myocardium. [2006.01]
BACKGROUND: Trimetazidine (TMZ) improves (99m)Tc sestamibi uptake in myocardial single photon emission tomography (SPECT). This study compared TMZ (99m)Tc tetrofosmin SPECT and low-dose dobutamine echocardiography (LDDE) as predictors of functional recovery of hibernating myocardium after coronary revascularization... CONCLUSIONS: The addition of TMZ to (99m)Tc tetrofosmin SPECT improved diagnostic accuracy. The importance of hibernating myocardium revascularization was confirmed.
Tetrofosmin early time gated post-stress single-photon emission computed tomography imaging: feasibility and potential benefits. [2011.02]
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, the image quality, and the clinical relevance of an early gated post-stress (GPS) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tetrofosmin (Myoview-GE Healthcare) acquisition protocol. Time delay between myocardial technetium-labeled tracer administration and SPECT acquisition is usually about 30 minutes after stress, and 45 to 60 minutes at rest: because of the absence of significant redistribution, perfusion images are related to stress even 30 minutes after stress injection, while function and thickening data obtained with gated acquisition 30 minutes after stress are mainly related to rest conditions... CONCLUSIONS: Tetrofosmin early GPS-SPECT is feasible without impairment of image quality (better count rate). Ischemic defect size on early post-stress images is slightly more pronounced than at 30 minutes: this could modify therapeutic decision. This technique produces reliable function information during early post-stress period, and might be useful for disclosing transient motion abnormalities.
Countermeasures against physical motion in schoolchildren requiring no sedation during rest and stress myocardial perfusion imaging with technetium-99m-tetrofosmin. [2011.01]
For children, cardiac nuclear medicine imaging has not been widely used because of problems of physical motion, even in schoolchildren who require no sedation. In this study, rest-stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with technetium-99m-tetrofosmin (Tc-99m TF) was performed with the use of a Vac-Loc cushion, a patient immobilizer commonly used for radiotherapy, for immobilizing school-age patients...
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Comparison of Diagnostic Rest/Stress SPECT Results for Patients With Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction Using Myoview in Both Single and Dual Isotope Acquisition Approaches [Completed]
The study is designed to determine whether a dual isotope protocol is equivalent to a single
isotope in the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia and infarction using MYOVIEW SPECT imaging.
Cardiac Autonomic Function in Women With Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction [Recruiting]
Microvascular coronary dysfunction (MCD) (abnormities in small blood vessels/arteries in
heart) with symptoms of persistent chest pain impacts women. There are an estimated 2-3
million women in the US with MCD and about 100,000 new cases annually. Autonomic nervous
system (ANS) is part of the central nervous system to help people adapt to changes in their
environment. It controls what are normally involuntary activities, such as heart rate,
respiration (breathing), body temperature, blood pressure, and urinary function. However,
there is a limited understanding of the role of ANS in MCD. This research is proposed to
investigate cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress and the cardiac (heart) nervous
system in women with MCD using mental stress testing, peripheral vascular testing, advanced
cardiac imaging and cardiac autonomic function testing. 100 participants will be recruited
in the next five years.
A Study of Regadenoson in Subjects Undergoing Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Using Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Compared to Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) [Completed]
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Feasibility and Diagnostic Accuracy of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Early Imaging Protocol [Withdrawn]
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Reports of Suspected Myoview (Tetrofosmin) Side Effects
Micturition Urgency (3),
Confusional State (2),
Chest Pain (2),
Respiratory Arrest (2),
Anaphylactic Reaction (1),
Aphasia (1), more >>