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Myocardial Viability Imaging: Does It Still Have a Role in Patient Selection Prior to Coronary Revascularisation?
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PMID:  22521496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Patients with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk during revascularisation, however they are also likely to derive the most benefit. Historically, the detection of dysfunctional but potentially viable myocardium ('stunned or hibernating myocardium') has been central to the decision-making regarding revascularisation. A number of recent studies have challenged this paradigm, questioning the role of viability testing in this population. In this review, we will examine the position of viability testing and how it is best incorporated in the modern era of coronary revascularisation. We will outline the role of currently available imaging modalities in viability assessment. Myocardial viability testing will continue to play a role in revascularisation decisions, although larger randomised trials with clinical outcome end-points are needed to further define its role.
Suchi Grover; Govin Srinivasan; Joseph B Selvanayagam
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Discipline of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia.
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