Cardiology Topics: 7 & 8

Elias H. Botvinick, MD, series editor

This is the final book in a cardiology reference series designed to teach through its high-quality illustrations, case-based questions and answers and annotated references. Residents, program directors, cardiologists, technologists and technologist students can use the Cardiology Self Study Series III whether preparing for a certification exam or strengthening their skill set.

This thought-provoking publication encourages readers to delve deeper into particular areas of interest through thorough annotated references. Featuring high-quality illustrations, the text also includes case-based questions and answers that address both the correct and incorrect answers.

Topic 7, "Radionuclide Angiography (Ventriculography)-Equilibrium and First Pass Methods," demonstrates the accuracy and reproducibility of the blood pool method. Radionuclide angiography noninvasively assesses regional and global left and right ventricular size and function, generating highly accurate and reproducible measurements. This topic draws comparisons between stress blood pool and echocardiographic methods, with some very clear conclusions regarding the superiority of the former method, now all but replaced by the latter.

Topic 8, "Myocardial Infarction-'Infarct Avid' Scintigraphy," provides a look at infarct avid agents, an important component for the identification and evaluation of acute myocardial infarction. The availability of portable scintillation cameras, the simplicity of the technique and the optional nature of computer processing make infarct avid imaging both practical and widely available.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Radionuclide Angiography

  • Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiography
  • First Pass Radionuclide Angiography
  • Clinical Applications of Radionuclide Angiography
  • Other Modalities and Methods
  • Current Status
  • Summary and Outlook

Myocardial Infarction

  • Development of the Method
  • Radionuclide Behavior, Imaging Method, Interpretation, and Clinical Correlation
  • Specific Clinical Applications
  • New Agents