Scleroderma heart disease: an unusual cause of positive antimyosin cardiac imaging

J Nucl Cardiol. Jan-Feb 1999;6(1 Pt 1):91-2. doi: 10.1016/s1071-3581(99)90069-7.


In-antimyosin scintigraphy offers a valuable noninvasive method for early detection of clinically silent cardiac involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis, even in the absence of left ventricular dysfunction. In these patients with positive antimyosin study results, intense pharmacologic treatment with vasodilators may be warranted.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antibodies*
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Indium Radioisotopes*
  • Middle Aged
  • Myosins / immunology*
  • Radioimmunodetection*
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / diagnostic imaging*


  • Antibodies
  • Indium Radioisotopes
  • Myosins