Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

  • Gastón A. Rodríguez-Granillo
  • Patricia M. Carrascosa
  • Alejandro H. de la Vega


Cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides a comprehensive pathophysiological assessment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) rather than a merely anatomical approach, including subclinical evaluation and enhanced risk stratification (coronary artery calcium score), accurate plaque characterization, guidance of percutaneous coronary interventions, and stent and graft evaluation, and physiological assessment using either stress myocardial perfusion or computational fluid dynamics. Therefore, coronary CT angiography is possibly the noninvasive technique with the highest likelihood to provide a one-stop-shop tool for patients with suspected or established CAD. On the other hand, the role of cardiac magnetic resonance in the evaluation of CAD is more related to the functional assessment (stress myocardial perfusion) and to the accurate phenotyping of the presence, characteristics, mechanisms, extension, and complications of myocardial infarction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gastón A. Rodríguez-Granillo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patricia M. Carrascosa
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Alejandro H. de la Vega
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of ResearchDiagnostico MaipuBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations (CONICET)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Departments of CT, MR, and Research, Department of Cardiovascular ImagingDiagnostico MaipuBuenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.University of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  5. 5.Latin American Committee of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed TomographyBuenos AiresArgentina
  6. 6.Cardiovascular ImagingCT and MR of Clinica de Imagenes and Fundación Médica de Río Negro y NeuquénCipollettiArgentina

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