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
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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