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Potential uses of computed tomography for management of heart failure patients with dyssynchrony.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18791407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac resynchronization therapy has become an integral part in the step-care approach to manage patients with heart failure. Cardiac imaging remains central to appropriate patient selection and optimal left ventricular lead placement, both of which are important determinants of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. One of the biggest limitations with current imaging modalities is the inability of a single technique to address each, the anatomic (venous anatomy), mechanical (dyssynchrony), and structural (extent of scar location) issues accompanying cardiomyopathy. We present here the potential concept of using cardiac computed tomography as a single modality to acquire functional and anatomic information, and also to show the possibility of integrating this with real time fluoroscopy.
Authors:
Quynh A Truong; Udo Hoffmann; Jagmeet P Singh
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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:  Critical pathways in cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1535-2811     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-15     Completed Date:  2008-12-10     Revised Date:  2013-08-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101165286     Medline TA:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / radiography,  therapy*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Coronary Angiography / methods
Female
Heart Failure / radiography,  therapy*
Humans
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Male
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Pacemaker, Artificial
Phlebography / methods
Radiographic Image Enhancement*
Radiography, Interventional*
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5T32HL076136/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K23 HL098370/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; L30 HL093806/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; T32 HL076136/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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