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CT Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

Authors: Pavone, Paolo, Fioranelli, Massimo, Dowe, David A.

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  • Offers a didactical approach with numerous figures and color line drawings
  • Explains with a simple language the technique and the cardiac application
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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Western countries. In non-fatal cases, they are associated with a decreased quality of life as well as a substantial economic burden to society. Most sudden cardiac events are related to the complications of a non-stenosing marginal plaque. For this reason, the ability to properly identify the atherosclerotic plaque with a rapid, non-invasive technique is of utmost clinical interest in therapeutic planning. Coronary CT angiography produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. Proper knowledge of the equipment, adequate preparation of the patient, and accurate evaluation of the images are essential to obtaining a consistent clinical diagnosis in every case. With its clear and concise presentation of CT imaging of the coronary arteries, this volume provides general practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the technique. For radiologists with no direct experience in cardiac imaging, the book serves as an important source of information on coronary pathophysiology and anatomy.

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"This new book, CT evaluation of coronary artery disease, is to also provide the reader with information on the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease … . The book also clearly explains important concepts in cardiology … . In conclusion, this comprehensive book provides relevant pathophysiological information necessary for a good approach to coronary CT angiography. It is nicely illustrated. … This book may be recommended to radiologists who need information on pathophysiology and anatomy in coronary artery disease." (J. F. Paul, MDCT, March, 2009)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
CT Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-1126-7
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-1126-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 168
Number of Illustrations
116 illustrations in colour
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