Relation of direct assessment of cardiac autonomic function with metaiodobenzylguanidine imaging to heart rate variability in diabetes mellitus

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15;80(2):247-50. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00337-8.


Myocardial metaiodobenzylguanidine uptake predicts autonomic function in patients with diabetes mellitus and is significantly related to indexes reflecting sympathetic neural modulation of heart rate variability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 3-Iodobenzylguanidine
  • Adult
  • Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology*
  • Contrast Media*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / physiopathology*
  • Heart / innervation
  • Heart Rate*
  • Humans
  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Iodobenzenes*


  • Contrast Media
  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Iodobenzenes
  • 3-Iodobenzylguanidine