CME 5 Session – EANM’13

Myocardial Viability

Educational objectives:
  1. To show a critical appraisal of myocardial viability assessment
  2. To have an overview of viability assessment with different imaging modalities
  3. To outline the value of multimodality clinical interpretation
This continuing education session is directed primarily towards nuclear physicians active in clinical cardiology studies, cardiologists, radiologists and trainees who are interested to know more on how to perform a clinical evaluation of myocardial viability with different imaging modalities. The prognosis for patients with chronic coronary artery disease and severe left ventricular dysfunction is poor, despite advances in different therapies. The assessment of myocardial viability has become an important aspect of the diagnosis, prognosis and management of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Imaging techniques utilize several methods to assess myocardial viability: left ventricular function, morphology, perfusion, and metabolism. Each technique (nuclear imaging techniques and magnetic resonance imaging) has the ability to assess one or more of these parameters. The primary goal of viability assessment in such patients is to guide therapeutic decisions by determining which patients would most likely benefit from revascularisation. Multimodality clinical interpretation is useful to reach to this important goal.
The CME will give an overview of the imaging modalities can be used to assess myocardial viability, and reviews the relative strengths and limitations of each technique.

Key Words:
Myocardial Viability, Imaging Modalities, Multimodalities Interpretation

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