Heart Failure, Myocardial Denervation, & Noninvasive Imaging

JNM Volume 56, Supplement 4 (June 2015)
Supplement to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Guest Editors:

Vasken Dilsizian, MD
Jagat Narula, MD, DM, PhD

This supplement brings together the first comprehensive review of the modern state of heart failure and neuronal imaging. It contains the distilled work of several decades of high quality laboratory and clinical work of scientists.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

View a Sample: Have Imagers Aptly or Inadvertently Overlooked the Neuronal Myocardial Compartment?
Vasken Dilsizian and Jagat Narula 


Introduction to Cardiac Neuronal Imaging: A Clinical Perspective
Arnold F. Jacobson and Jagat Narula


Chemistry and Biology of Radiotracers That Target Changes in Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems in Heart Disease
William C. Eckelman and Vasken Dilsizian


Cardiac 123I-MIBG Imaging for Clinical Decision Making: 22-Year Experience in Japan
Kenichi Nakajima and Tomoaki Nakata


Neuronal Dysfunction and Medical Therapy in Heart Failure: Can an Imaging Biomarker Help to “Personalize” Therapy?
Benjamin S. Wessler and James E. Udelson


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I-MIBG SPECT for Evaluation of Patients with Heart Failure
Aukelien C. Dimitriu-Leen, Arthur J.H.A. Scholte, and Arnold F. Jacobso


The Role of Echocardiography in Heart Failure
Thomas H. Marwick


Role of Cardiac MR Imaging in Cardiomyopathies
Christopher M. Kramer


Cardiac CT Angiography in Congestive Heart Failure
Avi Levine and Harvey S. Hecht


Global and Regional Myocardial Innervation Before and After Ablation of Drug-Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia Assessed with 123I-MIBG
Mohammed Abdulghani, John Duell, Mark Smith, Wengen Chen, Søren M. Bentzen, Ramazan Asoglu, Tomas Klein, Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, Anastasios Saliaris, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Vasken Dilsizian, and Timm Dickfeld


An Electrophysiologist Perspective on Risk Stratification in Heart Failure: Can Better Understanding of the Condition of the Cardiac Sympathetic Nervous System Help?
Rasmus Borgquist and Jagmeet P. Singh