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Assessment of myocardial microvascular function: new opportunities in fast computed tomography.
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PMID:  17210473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been increasingly recognized that the initial site of cardiac damage in several forms of cardiovascular disease resides in the microcirculation. Noninvasive or minimally invasive evaluation of myocardial microvascular functional attributes, such as myocardial perfusion or microvascular permeability, could be an invaluable tool in the clinical practice. Advances in the field of computed tomography over the past three decades culminated in the advent of fast scanners, which show promise to provide both fine cardiac anatomic detail and quantification of the function of the myocardial microcirculation. This review describes the approach and utility of measurements of myocardial microvascular function obtained with state-of-the-art cardiac computed tomography.
Elena Daghini; Lilach O Lerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1050-1738     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Cardiovasc. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-09     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108337     Medline TA:  Trends Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods*,  trends
Coronary Circulation*
Coronary Disease / physiopathology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*,  trends
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