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By Robert C. Hendel M.D., Robert C. Hendel M.D. (auth.), Gary V. Heller, Robert C. Hendel (eds.)

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This small instruction manual offers a "just the proof" method of using nuclear cardiology for the final cardiology inhabitants. it's an accessory to the present literature in supplying an easy case-based method of the technique, software and result of using nuclear cardiology. it's a fast-access, pocket-sized compendium of data, seriously biased towards a medical cardiology inhabitants. As such it will likely be a comparatively cheap, colourful and attractive reference source that would be well known to loads of cardiologists the world over. As higher numbers of nations put money into the hot thoughts, the starvation for info increases vastly.

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For more detail concerning diabetic patients, refer to Chap. 8. The recommendations for CAC evaluation in asymptomatic patients is discussed in Chap. 20. Similar to diabetic patients, patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) have a markedly increased risk of CAD, with CAD being the leading cause of death in this population [4]. The high mortality seen in this group can be attributed to frequently co-existent conditions including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), but are also secondary to the metabolic derangements seen in patient with CRI and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

12. Schwartz RG, Pearson TA, Kalaria VG, et al. Prospective serial evaluation of myocardial perfusion and lipids during the first six months of pravastatin therapy: coronary artery disease regression single photon emission computed tomography monitoring trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;42(4):600–10. 5 Evaluation of Patients with Known Coronary Artery Disease 45 13. Cottin Y, Rezaizadeh K, Touzery C, et al. Long-term prognostic value of 201Tl single-photon emission computed tomographic myocardial perfusion imaging after coronary stenting.

13]) symptoms and are taken for imaging within 30 min to 2 h of injection. When injected during or shortly after the resolution of symptoms, the demonstration of perfusion abnormalities is associated with the presence of CAD and with a high incidence of cardiac events with previous studies demonstrating a sensitivity and negative predictive value of up to 99% [11]. An additional utility seen in ARMPI is the prediction of short-term cardiovascular events. Prior studies have demonstrated incremental value in predicting both the expected likelihood of disease including MI in patients found to have abnormal perfusion studies as well as the expected low likelihood of disease in patients with normal studies [9].

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