The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) bring you the first in a series of complimentary webinars. These webinars are designed to provide the best practices in Nuclear Cardiology to cardiologists, radiologists, technologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Assessment of LV Mechanical Dyssynchrony to Guide Treatment in patients in Heart Failure
The first part of the webinar will provide an overview of established and exciting, new applications of radionuclide imaging in heart failure. In the second part the speaker will describe how ECG-gated Myocardial Perfusion SPECT imaging is used to measure the regional onset of mechanical contraction as an indicator of LV intraventricular dyssynchrony (LVD). The session will also address how biventricular pacemakers are being used to treat systolic heart failure in patients with advanced left bundle branch block using Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) and the role that LVD plays in predicting CRT response and assessing treatment. The potential of this use of LVD will be discussed under the results of the IAEA funded VISION-CRT study.
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Nuclear Cardiology
Director, Multidisciplinary Cardiac Amyloidosis Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ernest V. Garcia, PhD, MASNC
Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Director, Emory Nuclear Cardiology R&D Laboratory
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
No CME or CE credit is provided.