How well is the heart perfused? Interdisciplinary recommendation on imaging procedures for ischemic heart disease

Whether patients suffer from acutely or chronically narrowed coronary vessels – quantitative imaging techniques are indispensable when it comes to detecting and treating circulatory disorders of the heart muscle or preventing them in time. An interdisciplinary team, in which scientists from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) also played a leading role, has now for the first time determined which method is best suited for patients with different clinical pictures in order to measure the heart’s blood supply. The researchers have published the results as a joint consensus statement in Nature Reviews Cardiology.

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