O UR GUEST editors have assumed the additional role of guest authors for this issue on the topic of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine. They have performed equally well, clearly defining the role of pharmacological stress testing in the assessment of cardiovascular disease. This alternative to standard treadmill exercise is achieving increased application with the availability of several agents that have significantly different pharmacological actions.
(BQ) Part 1 book "MGH cardiology broad review" presents the following contents: History and physical examination, acute coronary syndrome, chronic coronary artery disease, hypertension, lipoprotein disorders, diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome, nuclear cardiology and exercise stress testing, diseases of the aorta,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "The ESC textbook of cardiovascular medicine" presents the following contents: The morphology of the electrocardiogram, cardiac ultrasound, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, cardiovascular computerized tomography, nuclear cardiology, invasive imaging and haemodynamics, clinical pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs,...
The number of diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures has grown in the fi rst few
years of the new century. Nuclear cardiology has diversifi ed, stimulating development
of new equipment and imaging protocols. Gated myocardial perfusion imaging
completed with quantifi cation is now a standard procedure. Faster computers have
led to improved reconstruction techniques, higher image quality, increased patient
throughput and more automated acquisition and processing protocols.
(BQ) Part 2 book "MCQs for cardiology knowledge based assessment" presents the following contents: Aorta and hypertension, CT, CMR, and nuclear imaging, assessment for surgery, pulmonary hypertension and pericardium, genetics, lipids, and tumours, cardiac rehabilitation.
The concept of tissue engineering is to
regenerate target tissue by mimicking the developmental or regenerative process of that
tissue. Thus, it can be considered an ideal therapeutic option for treating various tissue
defects. Tissue engineering of skin, cartilage, and bone has already been shown both feasible
and effective in several clinical studies, and its efficacy has attracted significant attention
from both patients and doctors.
Since mid-2009, North Korea has admitted it has
a uranium enrichment program and implied that
it will enrich uranium on a significant scale in
the near future. After years of denial, North
Korea mentioned its uranium enrichment
program in public statements as tensions
increased following its ballistic missile test in
April 2009, its May 2009 nuclear test, and the
subsequent imposition of United Nations
Security Council sanctions against North Korean
As part of The European Society of Cardiology Education Series, this book is focused
on the use of non-invasive imaging in clinical cardiology. Currently, the
main non-invasive imaging modalities include echocardiography, nuclear
imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and (multi-slice) computed
tomography (MSCT). Rather than providing another textbook on imaging
techniques, the central theme in this book is how to use these different imaging
modalities to solve clinical problems that physicians encounter on a regular
The field of medical imaging is advancing at a rapid pace. Imaging modalities like
x-ray radiography, x-ray computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, nuclear imaging,
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and optical imaging have been used in biology
and medicine to visualize anatomical structures as large as the lung and liver and
as small as molecules. Ultrasound is considered the most cost-effective among them.
It is used routinely in hospitals and clinics for diagnosing a variety of diseases.