CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Congenital heart disease

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

Abstract A large range of imaging techniques is now accessible to answer clinical questions raised by CHD patients. This chapter will review the strengths and limitations of each imaging technique…

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Myocardial infarction

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Myocardial infarction

Abstract This chapter discusses the recent progress in echocardiography, nuclear imaging techniques, CMR, and CT in characterizing patients with acute myocardial infarct. It will expose the pathophysiology of acute infarcts…

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Myocardial viability

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Myocardial viability

Abstract The differentiation between infarcted, non-viable myocardium and myocardium that is still viable has been an area of extensive research and debate over several decades. Despite this, controversy still exists…

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Myocardial ischemia

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Myocardial ischemia

Abstract In this chapter on myocardial ischemia, the pathophysiology of insufficient oxygen supply is illustrated by different invasive and non-invasive imaging techniques. Anatomical versus functional methods are discussed. Strengths and…

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Atherosclerotic plaque

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Atherosclerotic plaque

Abstract Over the past decade, significant strides have been made in advanced non-invasive cardiac imaging. Technological advances in both hardware and software applications have made direct visualization of atherosclerotic plaque…

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Noninvasive coronary angiography

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Noninvasive coronary angiography

Abstract Technological advances coupled with a robust evidence base have lead to non-invasive coronary angiography becoming a viable proposition. This chapter reviews CT and MR coronary angiography and the evidence…

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Magnetic resonance imaging

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a noninvasive cardiac imaging modality that can perform multiparametric evaluation of the heart and blood vessels, including structure, function, tissue characterization, perfusion, flow and…

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Positron emission tomography

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Positron emission tomography

Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET) is a radionuclide imaging technique that allows for noninvasive quantification of biochemical pathways in vivo. Utilizing positron emitting labelled compounds of interest, a myriad of…

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Computed tomography

Jan 23, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Computed tomography

Abstract Cardiac computed tomography has seen a rapid technical development over the past two decades, and currently allows reliable, noninvasive coronary angiography on a routine basis. Associated exposure to radiation…

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