With the many options available in imaging technology, a key decision for the
cardiovascular practitioner is to evaluate the alternatives available among
these techniques and decide what is clinically appropriate and cost-effective
in a given situation.
Multimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine presents a clear and in depth review of the available technologies and evidence supporting their appropriate clinical applications. Hundreds of outstanding images are included to support and augment the discussions from leading experts in each modality. For maximum clinical value, rather than organize the content by imaging modality, the book is organized by disease so that the reader can utilize the book in real-time problem solving and decision making in daily clinical practice.
1. Chest pain - Typical angina; 2. Evaluation of the patient with atypical chest pain and other presentations of an intermediate likelihood of obstructive coronary artery disease: role of advanced cardiac imaging with nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging and cardiac CT; 3. Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction; 4. Non-invasive imaging in patients with suspected unstable angina or non ST-elevation myocardial infarction; 5. Risk stratification post myocardial infarction; 6. Evaluation after coronary revascularization; 7. Diagnostic tests for clinically suspected acute pulmonary embolism; 8. Contemporary cardiac imaging in dyspnea due to heart failure; 9. Multi-modality imaging in ypertrophic cardiomyopathy; 10. Chronic myocardial ischemia and viability; 11. Multi-modality imaging in valvular heart disease; 12. Aortic dissection; 13. Claudication; 14. Preoperative risk stratification; 15. Congenital heart disease; 16. Constrictive pericarditis vs. restrictive cardiomyopathy; 17. Differential diagnosis of cardiomyopathies; 18. Cardiac masses; 19. Multimodality imaging in atrial arrhythmias; 20. Noninvasive atherosclerosis imaging for risk stratification
About the Editor
Christopher M. Kramer, MD is Professor of Radiology and Cardiology, and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Center, at the University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia.