Cardiac Imaging (Direct Diagnosis in Radiology) by Claus Claussen

By Claus Claussen

Dx-Direct is a chain of 11 Thieme books masking the most subspecialties in radiology. It contains the entire situations you're probably to work out on your commonplace operating day as a radiologist. for every situation or ailment you'll find the knowledge you would like -- with simply the perfect point of detail.Whether you're a resident or a trainee, getting ready for board examinations or simply searching for a perfectly geared up reference:Dx-Direct is the high-yield selection for you!The sequence covers the total spectrum of radiology subspecialties including:BrainGastrointestinalCardiacBreastUrogenitalVascularSpinalHead and NeckMusculoskeletalPediatricThoracicDx-Direct will get to the point:Definitions, Epidemiology, Etiology, and Imaging indicators regular Presentation, healing procedures, direction and diagnosis Differential analysis, suggestions and Pitfalls, and key References ... all mixed with high quality diagnostic photos.

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Chronic mitral insuffidency: Mitral valve prolapse. Papillary muscle dysfunction due to CHD • Rheumatic or infectious endocarditis. myocarditis. and aortic anomalies). Imoging Signs ............................................................................................ • Modality of choice Echocardiography. • Echocardiographic findings LA and LVenlargement. Morphology of the valve leaflets. Vegetations. Grading of severity by color Doppler. • Chest radiograph and CTfindings Dilatation of the LA and LV• Obliterated cardiac waist with a mitral configuration of the cardiac silhouette.

O Echocardiographic findings Regional dysfunction. Possible myocardial scar. Occasional akinesia or dyskinesia of myocardial regions. Possible impairment of LVfunction. o CTfindings CTangiography can demonstrate coronary arteries and bypass grafts. Detection of bypass occlusion or stenosis. May be of limited value in evaluating the anas- tomoses. Only multidetector CT(16 rows or more) should be used. o MRI findings Functional findings same as echocardiography • Delayed contrast enhancement of myocardial scar.

R: 'o~" o Vi' 'o" '" '" • Course and prognosis Normal LV function is reestablished soon after surgery. The risk of sudden cardiac death is minimized. Good prognosis after successful operative treatment . • What does the clinician want to know? Origin of the LCA • Collaterals from the RCA • Myocardial viability. Mitral insufficiency. Differential Diagnosis ............................................................................................ g.. ALCA. ARCA Tips and Pitfalls ............................................................................................

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