Clinical benefit of noninvasive viability studies of patients with severe ischemic left ventricular dysfunction.

@article{Soto2001ClinicalBO,
  title={Clinical benefit of noninvasive viability studies of patients with severe ischemic left ventricular dysfunction.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Constancio Ruiz Soto and George Allan Beller},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={428-34}
}
The population of patients who have congestive heart failure of ischemic origin is large and growing. It imposes a heavy burden on human suffering and economic costs such as the chronic use of costly medications, recurrent hospital admissions, and, eventually, death or the necessity of heart transplantation. Therefore, the development of methods for detecting viable myocardium may allow the accurate selection of those patients with coronary artery disease with severe left ventricular… CONTINUE READING

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