Table 1

Demographics, clinical features, and123I-MIBG cardiac scintigraphy in patients with DLB

PatientsAge/sexInitial symptomDuration (y)MMSEFluctuation in cognitionHallucinationParkinsonismOH123I-MIBG
H/M ratio (E)H/M ratio (D)
168/MP320+++1.31.2
263 / MC122+++1.51.3
366/FP315++++1.21.1
449/FP212++++1.51.2
565/FP30+++1.71.5
661/MC122++++1-150 1.21.1
771/MC52+++1.51.2
878/FP60++1.31.3
970/MC34+++1-150 1.21.1
1060/ML419++++1-150 1.31.2
1175/FL514+++1-150 1.11.1
  • MIBG=Metaiodobenzylguanidine; DLB=dementia with Lewy bodies; MMSE=mini mental state examination; OH=orthostatic hypotension; H/M=retio of heart/mediastinum in 123I-MIBG uptake; E=early scan; D=delayed scan; +=abnormality present; −=abnormality absent;

  • 1-150 syncopal episode was noted; P=parkinsonism; C=cognitive decline; L=loss of consciousness.