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Purpose of the Review: To review the value of myocardial blood flow and coronary flow reserve (CFR) measurements, as assessed by positron emission tomography (PET), in women with suspected ischemic heart disease. Recent Findings: CFR is a noninvasive measure of coronary vasomotor function that integrates the hemodynamic effects of epicardial coronary stenosis, diffuse atherosclerosis, and microvascular dysfunction on myocardial tissue perfusion and has emerged as an imaging marker of cardiovascular risk, independently of the degree of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Summary: Normal coronary arteries or nonobstructive CAD is a common finding in women with ischemia. Thus, assessment of risk based on a coronary stenosis approach may fail in women. PET is able to quantify absolute myocardial blood flow and CFR which may help to elucidate other mechanisms involved such as microvascular dysfunction and diffuse epicardial CAD, responsible for the disease in women. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for the Evaluation of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women
Autor:Campisi, R.; Marengo, F.D.
Filiación:Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular Imaging, Diagnóstico Maipú, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Instituto Argentino de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instituto de Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Neurociencias, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Cardiac risk; Coronary flow reserve; Ischemic heart disease; Myocardial perfusion imaging; Women
Título revista:Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Título revista abreviado:Curr. Cardiovasc. Imaging Rep.


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