Cardiac computed tomography (cardiac CT) and echocardiography provide noninvasive diagnosis of cardiac lesions by direct demonstration of the myocardium and the individual cavities of the heart. Myocardial thickness, and the size and shape of heart cavities are easily demonstrated. In patients with coronary heart disease proved by levocardiography, cardiac CT gave a true negative rate of 82.3% (echocardiography 82.9%) and a true positive rate of 90.8% (echocardiography 82.7%). In the assessment of coronary bypass graft patency, cardiac CT was accurate in 89.6% of studies confirmed by angiography.
Coronary artery bypass graft flow: qualitative evaluation with cine single-detector row CT and comparison with findings at angiography
Electrocardiogram-correlated image reconstruction from subsecond spiral computed tomography scans of the heart
In vivo evaluation of myocardial infarction by computed tomography: an experiment with electrocardiographic gating
Multislice cardiac spiral CT evaluation of atypical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a calcified left ventricular thrombus
Multi-detector row computed tomography of the heart: does a multi-segment reconstruction algorithm improve left ventricular volume measurements?
Coronary artery bypass grafts: assessment of graft patency and native coronary artery lesions using 16-slice MDCT.
Correlation between the direction of the interventricular septum estimated with transmission computed tomography and the initial QRS vectors
Left atrial metastasis of a large cell carcinoma of the lung in an asymptomatic patient: transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation
In vivo assessment of left ventricular wall and chamber dynamics during transient myocardial ischemia using cine computed tomography
Method for estimating right ventricular volume by planes applicable to cross-sectional echocardiography: correlation with angiographic formulas
Pharmacologically induced changes in wall thickening dynamics and mid-ventricular volumes in dogs assessed by prospectively gated computed tomography
In vivo assessment of left ventricular wall and chamber dynamics during transient myocardial ischemia using prospectively ECG-gated computerized transmission tomography
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, that can lead to muscular or electrical dysfunction of the heart. It is often an irreversible disease that is associated with a poor prognosis. There are different causes and classifications of cardiomyopathies. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to this disease.