New applications of echocardiography, nuclear magnetic resonance, cardiovascular magnetic resonance and cardiac computed tomography are rapidly developing and it is imperative that trainees and practitioners alike remain up to date in the latest developments. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain abreast of these advances in each individual modality and thus it is no longer practical to focus on one at a time. In addition, training guidelines are changing and multimodality training has become the norm.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 the leading experts in each modality. For maximum clinical value, rather than organise the content by imaging modality, the book is organised by disease so that the reader can utilise the book in real-time problem solving and decision making in daily clinical practice.Features of Multimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine include:More than 350 multimodality imaging examples of Cardiovascular PathophysiologyCorresponding text places the images into context at the interface with patient careState-of-the-art chapters contributed by the leading imaging experts
is Professor of Radiology and Cardiology, and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Center, at the University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia.
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