By Ernst E. van der Wall
Cardiovascular nuclear drugs emerged 15 years in the past as a brand new noninvasive strategy for the detection of human cardiac illness. It arised from the fields of nuclear drugs and cardiology and the cooperation of either specialties has been very effective. at the present, nuclear cardiology innovations belong to the regimen armamentarium of the medical heart specialist. effects got via perfusion markers, metabolic tracers, and radionuclide angiography have proven to have vital effect on sufferer administration. even though workout electrocardiography and echocar diography yield the massive bulk of precious info within the cardiac sufferer, nuclear cardiology presents very important information that pass some distance past the consequences got via the traditional methods. Magnetic resonance imaging is a relative newcomer in aerobic logy and has nonetheless to turn out its price in scientific cardiology . but, preliminary effects were encouraging either in congenital middle ailment and in coronary artery affliction. This ebook is predicated on sixteen evaluate courses which have been written in the course of the interval of 1985 until eventually current time. so much chapters were released within the interval 1989 till 1991; the previous overview papers were up to date up to attainable. in addition, bankruptcy 15 entitled" what is new in cardiac imaging" has been espe cially written for this e-book. The Chapters nine, eleven and thirteen were lately written and feature no longer been released yet.
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Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Physiology, Techniques and Applications by Ernst E. van der Wall