"Mutations in the TTN gene, which are commonly found in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, also seem common in peripartum cardiomyopathyâ€”which may finally help explain why the latter condition occurs, new research suggests.
Women of Childbearing Potential
Patients should be advised to inform their physician or healthcare provider if they are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Post-study Breastfeeding Avoidance
Instruct nursing patients to substitute stored breast milk or infant formula for breast milk for one hour after administration of rubidium Rb 82 chloride injection.
Instruct patients to void after completion of each image acquisition session and as often as possible for one hour after completion of the PET scan.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/15/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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