Hypertensive emergency: What to know

A hypertensive emergency is when a patient has dangerously high blood pressure that causes complications such as organ failure. Malignant hypertension is one type of hypertensive emergency. There is disagreement between doctors and diagnostic guides about how to characterize malignant hypertension. Some refer to the sudden onset of […]

Cardiothoracic Imaging Techniques

Cardiothoracic imaging techniques are techniques used to visualize the heart and surrounding structures. Examples of imaging techniques that are used to screen patients for particular diseases include echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In echocardiography, ultrasound waves are used to produce a 2-dimensional […]

Myocardial T1 and T2 Mapping

The cardiovascular system can be monitored and its functionality assessed with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. New techniques for CMR imaging have been developed in recent years. These include T1 and T2 image mapping, which are non-invasive imaging techniques that have been quickly integrated into […]