© 2000

Myocardial Viability

  • Ami E. Iskandrian
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 226)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Markus Schwaiger, Ulrich Schricke
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ragavendra R. Baliga, Jutta Schaper, Jagat Narula
    Pages 21-45
  4. Jeroen J. Bax, Jean-Louis J. Vanoverschelde, Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    Pages 73-89
  5. Jeroen J. Bax, Frans C. Visser, Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    Pages 131-145
  6. Farooq A. Chaudhry, Kathleen Galatro
    Pages 155-175
  7. Ernst E. Van Der Wall, Jeroen J. Bax, Hubert W. Vliegen, Albert V. G. Bruschke, Albert De Roos
    Pages 177-197
  8. Ami E. Iskandrian
    Pages 199-227
  9. Ami S. Iskandrian, Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    Pages 229-231
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-244

About this book


AMI E. ISKANDRIAN & ERNST E. VAN DER WALL The first edition of this book was published in 1994. Since then important advances have occurred in the field of myocardial viability. This, coupled with increasing interest by the scientific community in the broader issues of its relevance to patient care, suggested to us the need to write the second edition. We are most fortunate to have the help of a distinguished group of experts who have helped shape the field; we appreciate their commitments and contributions. Almost all chapters have been radically modified. Chapter 1 deals with pathophysiology of myocardial hibernation and stunning; Chapter 2 with apoptosis; Chapter 3 with the role of positron emission tomography; Chapters 4 and 5 with the role of single photon emission computed tomography with thallium-201 and technetium agents, respectively; Chapter 6 with the role of SPECT fatty acid imaging; Chapter 7 with the role of SPECT FDG imaging; Chapter 8 with the role of cardiac catheterization angiography; Chapter 9 with the role of echocardiography; Chapter 10 with the role of magnetic resonance imaging; and Chapter 11 with clinical applications. Finally, Chapter 12 provides a short summary.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ami E. Iskandrian
    • 1
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Cardiology, Division Cardiovascular DiseaseUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology, LeidenUniversity Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Myocardial Viability
  • Editors A.E. Iskandrian
    Ernst E. van der Wall
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6161-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5793-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4080-5
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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`...the coverage of the various modalities is quite comprehensive. The book is very well referenced and contains plenty of figures and tables... This volume will appeal to cardiologists, echocardiographers, nuclear physicians, surgeons and others and would make a useful acquisition to an institutional library.'
ANZ Nuclear Medicine, 32:1 (2001)