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Cardiovascular Gender Medicine at the Department of Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is equipped with a state-of -the art infrastructure, which includes 3 PET-CT systems and an integrated PET-MR scanner. In the brain the main research interests concern dementias (amyloid and TAU imaging) and the glutamatergic system. The latter is performed with the tracer 11C-ABP/18F-PSS232, which was developed by radiochemistry of the ETHZ and it binds to the glutamatergic receptor mGluR5. We looked at the distribution of mGluR5 in normal subjects, sleep deprivation, smokers, schizophrenia, depression and patients with compulsive disorders.

The dementia research is conducted in close collaboration with the Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Figure 1: Gender differences in cardiovascular disease
Figure 2: Sex-related differences in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in different age groups assessed by single-photon emissions tomography (right). *p<0.05.
Figure 3: Potential variables contributing to sex- and age-related differences in cardiac function. LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction.

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