Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

As clinicians order more noninvasive cardiac imaging for patients with suspected ischemia, hospital admission rates and angiography rise.

Imaging with CT and coronary CT angiography shows prevalent and extensive presence of coronary artery plaque among men infected with HIV.

Use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging exams dropped sharply between 2006 and 2011, but substitute imaging studies haven’t increased.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may help clinicians predict future cardiac events among patients with coronary artery disease or recent MI.

CT angiography and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging improves with the use of synchronized multimodal heart visualization software.

Using CT to measure coronary artery calcium may aid physicians in predicting the chances of incident cardiovascular events.

Cardiologists should review cardiac imaging use for their patients in an effort to reduce patient radiation exposure.


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