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Value of Cardiac CT in Patients With Heart Failure.
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PMID:  20369033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Multidetector CT (MDCT) with 64-slice capability continues to gain momentum for cardiovascular imaging. Beyond images of coronary arteries, it also provides reliable information on left ventricular structure and function, cardiac venous anatomy, the pulmonary venous system, and right ventricular function-all aspects important in the management of heart failure patients. Potential unique applications in heart failure include cardiac dyssynchrony evaluation, assessing cardiomyopathies, and post-transplant annual follow-up. This review details the multiple applications and limitations of MDCT in the heart failure population, including comparison with other commonly used imaging modalities such as echocardiography and MRI.
Authors:
Deepa Mangalat; Andreas Kalogeropoulos; Vasiliki Georgiopoulou; Arthur Stillman; Javed Butler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiovascular imaging reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1941-9074     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484775     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  410-417     Citation Subset:  -    
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T32 HL007745-15//NHLBI NIH HHS

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