Cardiology Research and Practice

Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

1Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, B2-238, Meibergdreef 9, P.O. Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, 5F003, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, DUMC-3934, Duke University Medical Center, 2100 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710, USA


Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Description

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a leading cause for hospital admissions both in Europe and the United States resulting in high medical care expenses. During the past 25 years, there have been important advances in the therapeutic options for ACS patients with improved medical therapy and the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention. However, despite the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to various refinements in medical treatment and technology, there are still opportunities to improve outcome in the first months after the event and on the longer run. Accurate recognition of patients that can benefit from additional therapies is therefore crucial. The standard of care of patients with ACS includes a stepwise approach including different imaging modalities to make a final diagnosis, with rest echocardiography as the most common of the techniques. Recently, new imaging techniques have emerged resulting in a wide array of choices available to cardiologists to improve clinical decision making. These new modalities can be helpful in several aspects including the detection and differential diagnosis of ACS, guiding clinical decision making, and improving risk stratification after an event. This is an exciting and a rapidly expanding field of investigation.

In this context, we invite authors to present original research that will stimulate the continuing efforts in defining the role of cardiac imaging in patients with ACS. Especially, reviews and/or meta-analyses that summarize the recent advances of different imaging technique in ACS patients are of interest. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent development and ideas in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathophysiology of ACS and imaging
  • The role of different imaging techniques for timely and accurate identification of ACS patients
  • Comparison of imaging techniques in the diagnosis and/or exclusion of ACS
  • The role of cardiac imaging for improving risk stratification in ACS patients
  • The role of different imaging techniques to identify prognostic markers of left ventricular remodeling, such as the area at risk, extent of infarction, or no-reflow
  • Imaging-guided therapy in patients with ACS
  • Diagnostic imaging of patients with ACS and chronic total occlusion
  • The role of molecular imaging in patients with ACS and its relation to atherosclerotic inflammation
  • The current status of vulnerable plaque detection and the underlying mechanisms
  • New imaging technologies to improve current procedures

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 461720
  • - Editorial

Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Alexander Hirsch | Robin Nijveldt | Igor Klem
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 605785
  • - Review Article

The Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Suspected or Confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome

Loren P. Budge | Michael Salerno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 312978
  • - Review Article

Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Takashi Kubo | Yasushi Ino | ... | Takashi Akasaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 687515
  • - Clinical Study

Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis of Attenuated Plaques Detected by Intravascular Ultrasound in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

Takashi Kubo | Yoshiki Matsuo | ... | Takashi Akasaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 856479
  • - Clinical Study

Multiple Coronary Artery Thrombosis in 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene Mutation

Alfonso Campanile | Fabiola B. Sozzi | Gian Battista Danzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 296946
  • - Case Report

Stenting of Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis in an Adult with a Retroaortic Course

Lanjewar Charan | Santosh Shiradkar | ... | Agrawal Ashish
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 320983
  • - Case Report

Stent Fracture after Everolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation

Ali S. Almasood | Xavier Freixa | ... | Vladimír Džavík
Cardiology Research and Practice
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