Left ventricular thin-point detection using multidetector spiral computed tomography

Maros Ferencik, Suhny Abbara, Udo Hoffmann, Ricardo C. Cury, Thomas J. Brady, Stephan Achenbach

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    Abstract

    We systematically studied the thickness of the myocardium in the left ventricular apical region in patients without a history of myocardial infarction and with no hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease, using contrast-enhanced multidetector spiral computed tomography with submillimeter collimation. We confirmed previous pathology data and reliably detected a small confined region of the normal apical myocardium with a thickness of ≤3 mm, i.e., the left ventricular thin point.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)949-951
    Number of pages3
    JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
    Volume93
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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