CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Acquired valvular heart disease

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Acquired valvular heart disease

Abstract Valvular heart disease affects more than 100 million people worldwide and represents a growing problem because of the high incidence of rheumatic heart disease in developing countries and the…

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Cardiomyopathy

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Cardiomyopathy

Abstract Cardiomyopathy encompasses a diverse yet often overlapping spectrum of pathologies and phenotypes. This chapter reviews and discusses the clinical applications of the cardiac imaging modalities to the assessment, diagnosis,…

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Systemic diseases

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Systemic diseases

Abstract Cardiac imaging is very important for diagnosis, management, and risk stratification of systemic diseases involving the heart such as arterial systemic hypertension, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, autoimmune connective…

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Myocarditis

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Myocarditis

Abstract This chapter describes diagnostic imaging for myocarditis. Various imaging modalities are discussed, comparing their specific advantages and disadvantages. For imaging acute myocarditis, cardiac magnetic resonance offers the greatest potential—compared…

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Cardiac tumours

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Cardiac tumours

Abstract The differential diagnosis for a cardiac mass is broad, and includes thrombus, normal anatomical variants, metastases, and a variety of primary cardiac tumours. Although cardiac tumours are rare, they…

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Pericardial diseases

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Pericardial diseases

Abstract Echocardiography is the first-line imaging technique for the diagnosis and the follow-up of pericardial disease. However, computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging provide complementary information to…

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Imaging guided interventions

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Imaging guided interventions

Abstract Recently, several minimally invasive approaches for interventional therapy of structural heart diseases have been developed. For example, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative therapeutic option for high-risk…

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Arrhythmia

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Arrhythmia

Abstract This chapter discusses different imaging techniques that are increasingly being used in patients with arrhythmias and in cardiac electrophysiology, the latter comprising ablation procedures and implantation of devices. Currently,…

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