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A Novel Non-Surgical Porcine Model of Chronic
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Identification of Myocardial Viability Using Different Diagnostic Techniques

By Monika Szilard
October 2001
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058671461
121 pages
$65.50 paper original

Contents include: General introduction. Development of the novel, non-surgical porcine coronary stenosis model of chronic left ventricular dysfunction. Investigation of inotropic reserve using Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography. Investigation of myocardial perfusion/metabolism using PET. Investigation of inotropic reserve using dual dose Dobutamine MRI. Investigation of inotropic reserve using high frame rate Color Doppler Myocardial Imaging at rest and during dobutamine challenge. General conclusions. Summary.

Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 242