Prognostic and therapeutic implications of myocardial viability in patients with heart failure.

@article{Soman2004PrognosticAT,
  title={Prognostic and therapeutic implications of myocardial viability in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Prem Soman and James E. Udelson},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={211-6}
}
Substantial progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of regional and global left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and the states of hibernation and stunning in patients with heart failure. The clinical literature on the use of noninvasive imaging to assess myocardial viability has evolved from predicting improvement in regional LV function to predicting patient-related outcomes, including heart failure symptom improvement and survival after revascularization. A substantial body… CONTINUE READING