Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Made Easy
|Author Information||By Anitha Varghese, MBBS, BSc, MRCP, Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, West Midlands Deanery, UK and Dudley J. Pennell, MD, FRCP, FACC, Professor of Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College; Clinical Director, CMR Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK|
"Here's a little book (only 153 pages) which is aimed at cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons and has been edited by two doctors at The Royal Brompton Hospital which has been at the forefront of CMR (Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance) research. The overall message seems to be that CMR is a non-invasive and safe way of imaging cardiac anatomy and function and can even be used where there are, for example, sternal wires and coronary stents but cannot replace echocardiography in the imaging of valvular disease. Suggestions for further reading and a comprehensive index conclude the book and it may interest the potential reader to know that "Echo made easy" is also available."
" I found this book to be a clearly-illustrated, concise reference text for an increasingly adopted cardiovascular investigation. The book presents the information in an easily digestible manner. All in all, a recommended read for cardiology trainees interested in imaging." Dr. S.H. Chin, Birmingham, UK - 22 Jan 2009
|Table of Content||Principles of CMR. Ischaemic heart disease. Heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Valvular heart disease. Cardiac masses, pericardial disease and myocarditis. Diseases of the aorta. Adult congenital heart disease. Magnetic resonance angiography. Coronary MRA. Common CMR artefacts. Conclusion. Further reading.|