Myocardial viability

Detection and clinical relevance

  • Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian, Ernst E. van der Wall
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mitchell S. Finkel, Carmine V. Oddis, Brack G. Hattler, Richard L. Simmons
    Pages 5-18
  4. Lynne L. Johnson
    Pages 19-37
  5. Pierre Rigo, Therèse Benoit, Simon Braat
    Pages 39-52
  6. Ernst E. Van Der Wall, Hubert W. Vliegen
    Pages 103-140
  7. Edna H. G. Venneker, Berthe L. F. Van Eck-Smit, Gerda L. Van Rijk-Zwikker
    Pages 163-178
  8. Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian, Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    Pages 179-192
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-203

About this book


In the past few years it has become clear that left ventricular dysfunction, even of severe degree, may be reversible after coronary revascularization in some patients. As a result, myocardial viability has captured the imagination of researchers and clinicians seeking to unravel the cellular and subcellular mechanisms and define appropriate diagnostic modalities. These diagnostic modalities include: cardiac catheterization, positron-emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, two-dimensional echocardiography and single-photon imaging. This book, for the first time, brings together a diverse array of information in a comprehensive and concise fashion using a template of ten chapters written by experts in the field. It will be required reading for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, internists and basic researchers and their trainees who are involved in the management of patients with coronary artery disease in whom myocardial viability is a clinically relevant issue.


coronary artery disease echocardiography magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinical Professor of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging, Philadelphia Heart InstitutePresbyterian Medical CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging LaboratoryUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4510-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1170-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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