Myocardial uptake of antimyosin antibody compared with serum myosin light chain I levels in patients with myocardial infarction

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan.
Annals of Nuclear Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.68). 03/1992; 6(1):37-41. DOI: 10.1007/BF03164640
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Myocardial accumulation of In-111-antimyosin (InAM) was evaluated in comparison with circulating serum myosin light chain I (LCI) level at the time of InAM injection. Seventeen consecutive patients were studied at various stages ranging from 6 days to 34 days after myocardial infarction (MI). The infarct area was positive for InAM uptake in all patients (100%), and significant myocardial uptake was observed in 14 patients (82.4%). The intensity of InAM uptake correlated with the infarct location shown by ECG and CAG. In contrast, 12 patients (70.6%) had normal or undetectable serum myosin LCI levels, with 5 being normal (0.42-2.5 ng/ml) and 7 undetectable (0.42 ng/ml or less). Only 5 patients (29.4%) had elevated serum myosin LCI levels at the time of InAM injection, and this elevation was slight, ranging from 3.4 to 4.5 ng/ml (mean: 3.75 ng/ml). Among patients with undetectable, normal, and elevated serum myosin LCI levels, there was no significant correlation between InAM uptake and the serum myosin LCI level. Thus, even after the serum myosin LCI level has decreased to normal, InAM can still bind to cardiac myosin in patients with MI, presumably until there is complete recovery from the hibernating myocardium due to ischemic damage.

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    ABSTRACT: To establish serum myosin light chain I (MLCI) as a severity and prognostic marker for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), we measured the serum levels of MLCI in 71 patients with first AMI daily for 1 week after the onset and classified them into four groups by the peak LCI: group 1, > or =2.5 ng/ml but <10 ng/ml; group 2, > or =10 ng/ml but <25 ng/ml; group 3, > or =25 ng/ml but <50 ng/ml; and group 4, > or =50 ng/ml (MLCI grade). The patients in group 1 were likely to show non-Q-wave infarction. The patients in groups 1 and 2 were likely to show redistribution on exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy, suggesting frequent residual ischemia in these groups. The patients in group 4 were likely to show higher Forrester's subset and lower cardiac index at admission and lower left ventricular ejection fraction at discharge. Recurrent angina was equally found in all groups. Severe complications or death were found in patients in groups 3 and 4. Thus the MLCI grade can be used as a simple marker for evaluating the severity of patients with AMI.
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