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Long-term follow-up of 34 adults with isolated left ventricular noncompaction: a distinct cardiomyopathy with poor prognosis.
OBJECTIVES We sought to describe characteristics and outcome in adults with isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC). BACKGROUND Isolated ventricular noncompaction is an unclassifiedExpand
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Echocardiographic and pathoanatomical characteristics of isolated left ventricular non-compaction: a step towards classification as a distinct cardiomyopathy
AIM To determine clear cut echocardiographic criteria for isolated ventricular non-compaction (IVNC), a cardiomyopathy as yet “unclassified” by the World Health Organization. The disease is notExpand
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Cardiac computed tomography: indications, applications, limitations, and training requirements: report of a Writing Group deployed by the Working Group Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT of the
As a consequence of improved technology, there is growing clinical interest in the use of multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) for non-invasive coronary angiography. Indeed, the accuracy ofExpand
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Long-term prognostic value of 13N-ammonia myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography added value of coronary flow reserve.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess the predictive value of myocardial perfusion imaging with (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) on long-termExpand
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Anatomic versus physiologic assessment of coronary artery disease. Role of coronary flow reserve, fractional flow reserve, and positron emission tomography imaging in revascularization
Angiographic severity of coronary artery stenosis has historically been the primary guide to revascularization or medical management of coronary artery disease. However, physiologic severity definedExpand
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Age- and sex-related differences in all-cause mortality risk based on coronary computed tomography angiography findings results from the International Multicenter CONFIRM (Coronary CT Angiography
OBJECTIVES We examined mortality in relation to coronary artery disease (CAD) as assessed by ≥64-detector row coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). BACKGROUND Although CCTA hasExpand
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Feasibility of low-dose coronary CT angiography: first experience with prospective ECG-gating.
AIMS To determine the feasibility of prospective electrocardiogram (ECG)-gating to achieve low-dose computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA). METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-one consecutiveExpand
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Myocardial blood flow measurement by PET: technical aspects and clinical applications.
The availability of plastic microspheres labeled with different -emitting isotopes has allowed the quantification of blood flow in different organs, including the heart (1). In the past 3 decadesExpand
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Cardiac Image Fusion from Stand-Alone SPECT and CT: Clinical Experience
Myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT (SPECT-MPI) and 64-slice CT angiography (CTA) are both established techniques for the noninvasive evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD).Expand
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Assessment of the reproducibility of baseline and hyperemic myocardial blood flow measurements with 15O-labeled water and PET.
UNLABELLED PET with 15O-labeled water allows noninvasive quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) at baseline and during pharmacologically induced hyperemia to assess the coronary vasodilatorExpand
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