3. Imaging the Failing Heart

  1. Barry H. Greenberg2,
  2. Denise D. Barnard2,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan3 and
  4. John R. Teerlink4,5
  1. Nico R. Van de Veire MD, PhD and
  2. Jeroen J. Bax MD, PhD

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch3

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

Van de Veire, N. R. and Bax, J. J. (2010) Imaging the Failing Heart, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 3

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 4

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402



  • imaging the failing heart;
  • chronic heart failure (HF), becoming the main clinical challenge in cardiology;
  • therapeutic options in heart failure;
  • multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and invasive coronary angiography;
  • ischemia and viability;
  • interpretation of perfusion, and 18F-FDG uptake patterns - in dysfunctional myocardium;
  • viability criteria, using SPECT with 201Tl chloride;
  • MRI, considered gold standard for quantification - of LV volumes and ejection fraction;
  • mitral regurgitation mechanism - and treatment implications;
  • 5 step imaging approach


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scope of the problem

  • Therapeutic options in heart failure

  • Diagnostic approach

  • Patient example illustrating the 5 step imaging approach

  • General conclusion

  • References