What is the importance of nuclear medicine in cardiology?

What is the importance of nuclear medicine in cardiology?

In this video, Dr. Atul Verma, Head Dept.of Nuclear Medicine, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, will talk about the importance of nuclear medicine in cardiology. Nuclear medicine is very important in cardiology. Coronary angiography is a gold standard for patients with coronary vasculature. Coronary angiography is for anatomical blockages whereas myocardial perfusion imaging is for physiological aspects. Dr. Atul will discuss how they are complimentary to each other.  He will talk about ischemic cascade and explain the process how it develops. Depending upon the percentage of blockage shown by coronary angiography, appropriate interventions are done.

Dr. Atul Verma

MBBS from G R Medical college, Gwalior (MP) in 1985. House job in General surgery & radiotherapy from GRMC & Cancer hospital, Gwalior. DRM (Diploma in Radiation Medicine) from Radiation Medicine centre, Mumbai (BARC). MBA from Sikkim Manipal university in marketing and HR with distinction. Nuclear Medicine physician at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has conducted more than 65000 Nuclear Cardiology cases which constitutes one of the largest data in South East Asia. One of the most experienced nuclear physician conducting most of the protocols using the latest cardiac dedicated solid state detector gamma camera (GE-Discovery 530 C).

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