Published in Medical Imaging Business Week, April 21st, 2005
According to the report from the United States, "There are an estimated 5 million patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) in the United States. The long-term outcome in these patients is poor with a 5-year mortality of 70%."
D. Mehta and A.E. Iskandrian of the University of Alabama continued, "There is evidence suggesting that revascularization in patients with viable myocardium can result in reduced event rate in these patients. The presence of viable myocardium best identifies patients who will improve with revascularization."
"Noninvasive imaging with...
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