The goal of this study was to assess the safety, feasibility, and diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the evaluation of coronary arteries in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) of unknown etiology. Sixteen-slice MDCT is useful in patients affected by DCM. However, technical limitations, such as cardiac arrhythmias, an inability of patients to sustain a long breath-hold, and the need of a high dose of contrast agent may limit its accuracy and widespread use

Sixty-four-slice multidetector computed tomography : an accurate imaging modality for the evaluation of coronary arteries in dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology / D. Andreini, G. Pontone, A.L. Bartorelli, P. Agostoni, S. Mushtaq, E. Bertella, D. Trabattoni, G. Cattadori, S. Cortinovis, A. Annoni, A. Castelli, G. Ballerini, M. Pepi. - In: CIRCULATION. CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING. - ISSN 1941-9651. - 2:3(2009 May), pp. 199-205. [10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.108.822809]

Sixty-four-slice multidetector computed tomography : an accurate imaging modality for the evaluation of coronary arteries in dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology

D. Andreini;A.L. Bartorelli;P. Agostoni;S. Mushtaq;S. Cortinovis;
2009-05

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The goal of this study was to assess the safety, feasibility, and diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the evaluation of coronary arteries in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) of unknown etiology. Sixteen-slice MDCT is useful in patients affected by DCM. However, technical limitations, such as cardiac arrhythmias, an inability of patients to sustain a long breath-hold, and the need of a high dose of contrast agent may limit its accuracy and widespread use
Congestive heart failure; Coronary circulation; CT
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
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