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Open Access Emerging Techniques for Cardiovascular PET

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Positron emission tomography (PET) has been successfully applied to an increasing number of cardiovascular conditions. This review will highlight the status of cardiovascular PET, including the present state of the art and the expanding pool of clinical evidence guiding its use. Additionally, we highlight upcoming developments in the field, including the development of new tracers and applications of PET to novel indications within cardiovascular medicine.
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Keywords: absolute blood flow; cardiac infection; congestive heart failure; coronary artery disease (CAD); coronary microvascular dysfunction; metabolic imaging; novel tracers; positron emission tomography (PET)

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2019

This article was made available online on February 7, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "Emerging Techniques for Cardiovascular PET".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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