Society-sanctioned guidelines on care are valuable tools, but accessing key information from the often complicated statements has been a daunting task. Now, practitioners and their institutions have a clear path to successful application of guidelines from the American Heart Association. This book outlines the key AHA guidelines, Statements, and Performance Measures and includes comparisons with the associated European guidelines, and offers a strong online component, which alerts users who sign up to new updates to the guidelines and other relevant information, plus provides links through to the full guidelines and statements. This careful revision keeps pace with developments in the field, with new chapters on PET Metabolism, CT and MRI in the Emergency Department, Image-Guided Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation, and Identification of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque by Radionuclide and CT techniques, plus the introduction of new contributors Udo Hoffman and Stephan Achenbach. Non-invasive techniques of coronary artery lumen imaging, such as multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as well as complementary and at times more useful physiologic and/or metabolic imaging techniques provided by positron emission tomography (PET) are clearly detailed throughout this book. Cardiac CT, PET and MR therefore provides an excellent reference for all cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians involved in the diagnosis and risk assessment of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease.
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Titolo: Cardiac CT ( computed tomography ) - PET ( positron emission tomography ) and MR ( magnetic resonance )
Autori: Dilsizian - Pohost - Bonow
Edizione: II 2010
Finitura: Copertina rigida