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Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography

Viability, Perfusion, Receptors and Cardiomyopathy

Editors: van der Wall, E.E., Blanksma, P.K., Niemeyer, M.G., Paans, A.M. (Eds.)

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Myocardial viability has become one of the most important issues in clinical cardiology. In particular, absence or presence of viability may be decisive in patient management, and the decision to perform angioplasty (PTCA) or bypass surgery (CABG) is frequently based on the accurate assessment of viability. Although echocardiography and conventional nuclear medicine techniques may provide valuable information on viability, positron emission tomography (PET) is currently considered to be the gold standard for the assessment of myocardial viability. The simultaneous evaluation of myocardial metabolism and perfusion allows precise delineation and accurate quantification of residual myocardial viability in affected regions. In addition, accurate quantification of myocardial perfusion alone may provide insight into the basic mechanisms of syndrome X and may assist in the appropriate clarification of this clinically complicated, but frequently occurring phenomenon.
Besides that, cardiac PET may deepen our insight into metabolism and perfusion of cardiac muscle disease, particularly in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Furthermore, receptor imaging studies with PET will become important as the study of cardiac neurohumoral regulation in heart failure has gained in interest.
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography: Viability, Perfusion, Receptors and Cardiomyopathy describes the most recent developments in cardiac PET as these are related to myocardial viability and myocardial perfusion studies of syndrome X. The value of PET for receptor imaging and cardiac muscle disease is also discussed.
For cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, radiochemists, physiologists, technicians and basic researchers interested in understanding the most recent achievements in cardiovascular PET.

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`This small, condensed and well-produced book gives a detailed account of the cardiac PET conference ... The book is clearly inteded for committed investigators and clinicians whose main interest is cardiology, but it is highly recommended as an up-to-date well-produced publication that deserves to be read, digested and kept for future specialized reference.'
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine 22:10, 1995

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • State of the Art in Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography Wenckebach Lecture

    Pages 1-14

    Camici, Paolo G.

  • Myocardial Viability: Stunning and Hibernation

    Pages 15-24

    Flameng, Willem (et al.)

  • Positron Emission Tomography Assessment of Myocardial Viability

    Pages 25-35

    Tan, Eng-Shiong

  • Comparison of Thallium Scintigraphy and Positron Emission Tomography

    Pages 37-50

    Niemeyer, Menco G. (et al.)

  • Cardiac Metabolism: Positron Emission Tomography Versus Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

    Pages 51-73

    Wall, Ernst E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography
Book Subtitle
Viability, Perfusion, Receptors and Cardiomyopathy
Editors
  • Ernst E. van der Wall
  • P.K. Blanksma
  • M.G. Niemeyer
  • A.M. Paans
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
166
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0023-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0023-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4014-3
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
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