Noninvasive Imaging of Myocardial Ischemia

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Constantinos Anagnostopoulos, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jeroen Bax, Ernst van der Wall
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 22, 2006 - Medical - 319 pages
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Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Despite advances and new developments in primary and secondary prevention, the prevalence of the disease and its complications remain high. Early detection has been shown to reduce significantly the risk of cardiac events such as myocardial infarction and death, while modern cardiology now provides specialists and general physicians with a variety of procedures for the assessment of IHD using noninvasive methods. This book reviews the currently available imaging techniques for the diagnosis and management of IHD. In addition, the role of cardiac imaging for the detection of viability and hibernation is discussed in detail.

 

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Contents

Conclusions 13 acute episodes of plaque rupture coronary
8
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
37
Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy
57
Positron Emission Tomography
79
Computed Tomography Techniques and Principles
93
P J de Feyter F Cademartiri N R Mollet and K Nieman
99
Noninvasive Assessment of Asymptomatic Individuals at Risk
107
Dhrubo Rakhit and Thomas H Marwick
137
Prognostic Assessment by Noninvasive Imaging
189
Olaf Schouten Miklos D Kertai and Don Poldermans
209
Imaging in the Emergency Department or Chest Pain Unit
221
Risk Stratification after Acute Coronary Syndromes
237
Role of Stress Imaging Techniques in Evaluation of Patients Before
247
Imaging Techniques for Assessment of Viability and Hibernation
259
Myocardial Ischemia in Conditions Other than Atheromatous
277
Index
307

Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
155

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Dr C. D. Anagnostopoulos is working at the Royal Brompton Hospital, he is an ex-president of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society and Guest Editor to the HEART journal. Dr Nihoyannopoulos is Secretary of the European Working Group on Echocardiography and Deputy Editor of the Eur J Echocardiography. He is currently the head of the Echocardiography laboratories at Hammersmith Hospital. Professor Jeroen Bax (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands). Professor Ernst Van der Wall (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands) is an extremely influential name in cardiac imaging. He has written or edited numerous cardiac imaging books and is one of the most respected names in the field.