Assessment of acute myocardial infarction: Current status and recommendations from the North American society for cardiovascular imaging and the European society of cardiac radiology

Arthur E. Stillman, Matthijs Oudkerk, David Bluemke, Jens Bremerich, Fabio P. Esteves, Ernest V. Garcia, Matthias Gutberlet, W. Gregory Hundley, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Dirkjan Kuijpers, Raymond K. Kwong, Eike Nagel, Stamatios Lerakis, John Oshinski, Jean François Paul, Richard Underwood, Bernd J. Wintersperger, Michael R. Rees

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Abstract

There are a number of imaging tests that are used in the setting of acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome. Each has their strengths and limitations. Experts from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging together with other prominent imagers reviewed the literature. It is clear that there is a definite role for imaging in these patients. While comparative accuracy, convenience and cost have largely guided test decisions in the past, the introduction of newer tests is being held to a higher standard which compares patient outcomes. Multicenter randomized comparative effectiveness trials with outcome measures are required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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