Advanced Imaging In Coronary Artery Disease


  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
  • Paul K. Blanksma
  • Menco G. Niemeyer
  • Willem Vaalburg
  • Harry J. G. M. Crijns

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 202)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Atherosclerosis

    1. Peter den Heijer
      Pages 15-27
    2. Tjeerd J. Römer, James F. Brennan III, Hendrik P. J. Buschman
      Pages 29-53
    3. Stefan H. J. Monnink, Hendrik Buikema, Ad J. van Boven, Wiek H. van Gilst
      Pages 55-66
    4. Han J. G. H. Mulder, Albert V. G. Bruschke, Martin J. Schalij, Ernst E. van der Wall
      Pages 67-99
  3. Myocardial Ischemia

    1. Paolo G. Camici, Ornella Rimoldi
      Pages 101-107
    2. Hans-Marc J. Siebelink, Ad J. van Boven
      Pages 109-120
    3. Gert J. ter Horst
      Pages 121-136
    4. Stuart D. Rosen
      Pages 137-161
  4. Myocardial Viability

    1. Frans C. Visser, Jeroen J. Bax, Lucas J. Klein, William Wijns, Cees A. Visser
      Pages 163-183
    2. Tom J. C. Ruigrok, Xavier A. van Binsbergen, Cees J. A. van Echteld
      Pages 185-198
    3. Jean-Louis J. Vanoverschelde, Bernhard L. Gerber, Jacques A. Melin
      Pages 199-214
    4. Mark Gunning, Richard Underwood
      Pages 215-235
    5. Jeroen J. Bax, Frans C. Visser, Jan H. Cornel, Paolo M. Fioretti, Arthur van Lingen, Cees A. Visser
      Pages 249-260
  5. Heart Failure

    1. Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Ad F. M. van den Heuvel, Maarten P. van den Berg
      Pages 261-271
    2. Guido Germano
      Pages 273-287
    3. Philip H. Elsinga, Aren van Waarde, Ton J. Visser, Willem Vaalburg
      Pages 307-319
    4. René M. H. J. Brouwer, Maarten P. van den Berg, Eduard L. Mooyaard
      Pages 321-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-354

About this book


In Advanced Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease, the role of several imaging techniques in diagnosing atherosclerosis, assessment of myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability, and heart failure are broadly discussed. The issues derived from cardiac PET are presented in relation to the conventional techniques, such as echocardiography, SPECT and MRI. In addition, newer imaging techniques such as intracoronary ultrasound, electron beam computed tomography, and Raman spectroscopy are given wide attention. The effects of drug treatment, such as anti-ischemic and lipid-lowering drugs, are also evaluated.
This book will assist clinical cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, fellows in cardiology and nuclear medicine, radiochemists, basic research fellows, and technicians, in understanding the new advances in clinical cardiac PET.


SPECT atherosclerosis cardiac function cardiology circulation computed tomography (CT) coronary artery disease diagnosis echocardiography heart magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography (PET) tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    • 1
  • Paul K. Blanksma
    • 2
  • Menco G. Niemeyer
    • 3
  • Willem Vaalburg
    • 4
  • Harry J. G. M. Crijns
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyLeiden University Medical Center LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyMartini HospitalGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.PET-centerUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3746-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0866-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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