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Coronary Angiography

Advances in Noninvasive Imaging Approach for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

In the intervening 10 years tremendous advances in the field of cardiac computed tomography have occurred. We now can legitimately claim that computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries is available. In the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), many guidelines today consider CTA an alternative to stress testing. The use of CTA in primary prevention patients is more controversial in considering diagnostic test interpretation in populations with a low prevalence to disease. However the nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The combination of a nuclear camera with CTA allows for the attainment of coronary anatomic, cardiac function and MPI from one piece of equipment. PET/SPECT cameras can now assess perfusion, function, and metabolism. Assessing cardiac viability is now fairly routine with these enhancements to cardiac imaging. This issue is full of important information that every cardiologist needs to now.

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Coronary AngiographyAdvances in Noninvasive Imaging Approach for Evaluation of Coronary Artery DiseaseEdited by Baskot Branislav

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1812

ISBN: 978-953-307-675-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6485-2

Copyright year: 2011

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49730 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Utilization of Functional Tests Prior to and Adherence to Guidelines on Coronary Angiography

By James T Leung and Dominic Y Leung


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2. Transthoracic Echocardiography in the Assessment of Coronary Arteries

By Alla Boshchenko, Alexander Vrublevsky and Rostislav Karpov


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3. Contrast Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease

By Mai Tone Lønnebakken and Eva Gerdts


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4. Non-Invasive Imaging in Approaching Ischemic Coronary Artery Disease

By Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Teodora Mocan and Silvia Lupu


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5. Non-Invasive Coronary Angiography

By Mohanaluxmi Sriharan, Paula McParland, Stephen Harden and Edward Nicol


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6. Coronary CT Angiography as an Alternative to Invasive Coronary Angiography

By Seshu C. Rao and Randall C. Thompson


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7. New Noninvasive Modalities in Coronary Angiography: Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography

By Ryotaro Wake and Minoru Yoshiyama


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8. Simultaneous Assessment Beyond Coronary Stenosis by Multislice Computed Tomography

By Shoichi Ehara and Kenei Shimada


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9. Assessment of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Patency and Graft Disease Using Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT)

By Bong Gun Song, Hyun Suk Yang, Joon Hyung Doh, Hong Jang, Gu Hyun Kang, Yong Hwan Park, Woo Jung Chun, Ju Hyeon Oh, Sung Min Ko and Hweung Kon Hwang


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10. Detection Myocardial Bridging Using Non-Invasive Technique

By Junbo Ge and Jianying Ma


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11. When Cardiac Computed Tomography Becomes the Gold Standard Technique to Evaluate Coronary Artery Disease Patients

By Mohamed Bamoshmoosh


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12. Physiologic Risk Assessment in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease – Functional Evaluation Versus Coronary Anatomy

By Alessia Gimelli and Paolo Marzullo


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13. Clinical Significance of Tetrofosm in Extracardiac Uptake During Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

By Panagiotis Georgoulias, Varvara Valotassiou, Ioannis Tsougos, George Angelidis and Nikolaos Demakopoulos


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14. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Diagnosis of Culprit Lesion in Patients Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

By Branislav Baskot, Slobodan Obradovic, Saso Rafajlovski, Branko Gligic, Robert Jung, Vladimir Ivanovic, Miroslav Bikicki and Miodrag Pavlovic


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15. New Noninvasive Modalities in Coronary Angiography - Diagnostic Values of New Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease

By Yilmaz. N, Yegin A and Aykal G.


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16. The Role of Inflammatory Biomarkers in the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease

By Patrícia Napoleão, Mafalda Selas, Cláudia Freixo, Catarina Ramos, Valeska Andreozzi, Antónia Turkman, Miguel Mota Carmo, Ana Maria Viegas-Crespo, Rui Cruz Ferreira and Teresa Pinheiro


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17. Platelet, Fatty Acids, Membrane Viscosity, Depression and Ischemic Heart Disease - Biological-Molecular Path, with Medical-Anthropology Insights

By Massimo Cocchi, Lucio Tonello and Fabio Gabrielli


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18. Acceleration of New Biomarkers Development and Discovery in Synergistic Diagnostics of Coronary Artery Disease

By Ewa Stępien


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19. Biomarkers and Coronary Atherosclerotic Burden and Activity as Assessed by Coronary Angiography and Intra-Coronary Imaging Modalities

By Valentina Loria, Nicola Cosentino, Rocco A Montone and Giampaolo Niccoli


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