Complications of Myocardial Infarction

1st Edition

Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas with DVD


  • Stuart Hutchison
  • Key Features

    • Offers detailed advice on when and how to screen for the most prevalent but often difficult-to-diagnose complications of myocardial infarction to help you improve care and increase survival rates.
    • Discusses the hottest topics in myocardial infarction, including cardiogenic shock left ventricle remodeling thrombi right ventricle infarction free wall rupture false aneurysms tamponade ventricular septal rupture papillary muscle rupture and more that prepare you to better diagnose and manage whatever you see.
    • Presents 70 fully illustrated case presentations with teaching points that make information easy to understand and digest.
    • Addresses the advantages and limitations of chest radiology, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac CT, MR, angiography, and nuclear cardiology techniques so you can quickly determine the best imaging approach.
    • Includes supporting evidence and current AHA/ACC guidelines for more accurate interpretations of your imaging findings.
    • Uses a consistent, easy-to-follow chapter format that includes topic overview, an outline of imaging/diagnostic options, and case-based examples to make reference easy.
    • Provides more than 400 full-color illustrations for expert visual guidance.
    • Includes a bonus DVD containing hundreds of video clips of techniques and animations that show you what to look for and how to proceed as well as downloadable image libraries for use in electronic presentations.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Cardiogenic Shock

    Chapter 2. Assessment of the Infarcted Left Ventricle

    Chapter 3. Myocardial Dysfunction, Aneurysm Formation and LV Remodeling

    Chapter 4. Post-Infarction Dynamic LVOT Obstruction

    Chapter 5. Post-Infarction Intracavitary Thrombi

    Chapter 6. Right Ventricular Infarction

    Chapter 7. Acute and Subacute Freewall Rupture

    Chapter 8. False Aneurysms of the Left Ventricle

    Chapter 9. Incomplete Rupture: Intramyocardial Hematoma, Myocardial Dissection, and Subepicardial Hematoma

    Chapter 10. Post-Infarction Pericardial Tamponade

    Chapter 11. Ventricular Septal Rupture

    Chapter 12. Papillary Muscle Rupture and Post-Infarction Mitral Insufficiency


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    About the editor

    Stuart Hutchison

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, University of Calgary; Director of Echocardiography, Foothills Medical Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada