Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 1977–1979 | Cite as

CME INSTRUCTIONS: The role of nuclear medicine in assessments of cardiac dyssynchrony


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The following gaps in knowledge have been identified in clinical practice demonstrating the learner’s need to acquire the skills and strategies presented in this CME activity.
  • Ventricular dyssynchrony may also increase mortality in heart failure patients.

  • A better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and severity of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony is needed for the identification of suitable candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), which has been used for patients with heart failure and conduction delays.

  • Echocardiography has been commonly used to assess ventricular dyssynchrony in heart failure, however, there are some limitations regarding the objective and semi-quantitative analyses of LV dyssynchrony.

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with myocardial tissue tagging...

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