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Multi-modality imaging: Bird’s eye view from the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

  • Mouaz H. Al-Mallah
  • Steven G. Lloyd
  • Rami Doukky
  • Wael A. AlJaroudi
  • Fadi G. HageEmail author
Review Article

Abstract

This review summarizes key imaging studies that were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago related to the fields of nuclear cardiology (including single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography), cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and echocardiography. The aim of this bird’s eye view is to inform readers of the various studies discussed at the meeting from these imaging modalities. While this review is directed to the benefit of those of us who were not able to attend the conference, we find that a general overview may also be useful to those that did since it is often difficult to get exposure to all abstracts at large meetings. Further, we hope that the presentation of multiple imaging studies in a single synthesized review will stimulate new ideas for future research in imaging.

Keywords

CAD cardiomyopathy sarcoid heart disease PET MRI CT 

Abbreviations

AHA 2018

2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

CAC

Coronary artery calcium

CAD

Coronary artery disease

CCTA

Coronary computed tomography angiography

CD/MI

Cardiac death or non-fatal myocardial infarction

CFR

Coronary flow reserve

CMR

Cardiac magnetic resonance

CRF

Cardiorespiratory fitness

CT

Computed tomography

FFR

Fractional flow reserve

LGE

Late gadolinium enhancement

LVEF

Left ventricular ejection fraction

MPI

Myocardial perfusion imaging

PCAT

Peri-coronary adipose tissue

PET

Positron computed tomography

SPECT

Single photon emission computed tomography

Notes

Disclosures

Drs. Al-Mallah, Lloyd and Aljaroudi report no conflicts of interest. Dr. Doukky reports research grant support from Astellas Pharma (Northbrook, IL). Dr. Hage reports research grant support from Astellas Pharma and GE Healthcare.

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© American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mouaz H. Al-Mallah
    • 1
  • Steven G. Lloyd
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rami Doukky
    • 4
  • Wael A. AlJaroudi
    • 5
  • Fadi G. Hage
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular CenterHouston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Cook County HealthChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineClemenceau Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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