Cardiac injury – including myocardial infarction – leads to damage to the heart muscle. Medical imaging of the heart allows physicians to look at structural and anatomic differences – including blockages and valve function. We will be evaluating an imaging analysis tool which will allow our physicians to streamline the documentation of functional characteristics of cardiac tissue.
This analysis includes: measuring blood flow, tissue perfusion, quantify movement during heart beats, and determine biochemical changes in tissue. Understanding the functional variations within the heart will allow our physicians to better understand how the heart is working before or after an injury to the heart.