WEBSITES : CARDIOVASCULAR
RADIOLOGY & IMAGING |
Few Useful Websites related to Cardiovascular Radiology & Imaging
Cardiac Anatomy is an educative website with facts on the anatomical aspects
of the heart. The site by John Doty & Jill Rhead is accessible from http://www.ctsnet.org/residents/ctsn/archives/not02.html.
The illustrative material deals with characteristic features of Cardiac chambers,
Conduction system, Cardiac Valves, Outflow Tracts, Coronary Arteries, Situs of
thoracic viscera, Atria, Ventricles, Cardiac connections, and Cardiac position.
2. From the George Simon's X-Ray Collection an illustrative
set of Chest Radiographs of Cardiac Lesions is available. This webpage
has a list of cardiovascular related chest radiographs of normal chest, upper
lobe blood diversion of mitral stenosis, septal line shadows, Kerley "B" lines,
pulmonary arterial and venous hypertension; Besides cardiomyopathy, Fallot's,
Pulmonary stenosis are also featured.
3. From McGill University
Health Center an educative Online Journal of Cardiology Medical Teaching
is presented at http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/heart/medt.html
. The range of material is comprehensive and comprises of ECG, Echo, X-Ray images,
Teaching Videos, Nuclear images. Specifically, Cardiac X-ray Images are
available at http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/heart/medtxp.html,
a Plug-in Super X-ray Puzzler at http://www.mmip.mcgill.ca/heart/pages/xrpuz991130r1.html
and New Items at http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/heart/new.html
4. An Echocardiography Atlas is available at http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/cardio/echo_atlas/contents/.
The material is divided into sections that cover topics and images. While common
disease entities are covered at http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/cardio/echo_atlas/entities/index.html,
the section on images is on hand at http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/cardio/echo_atlas/views/index.html
. The website features illustrative material on Normal function, and a host of
conditions. The views on display comprises of types of Transthoracic, Transesophageal
and Transgastric views. Lastly a reference section that takes in Thoracic anatomy,
Thoracic landmarks, Anatomy of the heart and Coronary territories as well as Literature
and Glossary is available.
5. Interventional Cardiology
offers resources for medical health care professionals. The site has material
on Angioplasty, Stent, Interventional Technology, Vascular Brachytherapy, Cardiovascular
Drugs and a section on Stent Technology.
6. Cardiovascular Heart
MRI Teaching Files at http://www.cardiac-mri.com/
is an educational web site offering cardiology teaching tools as well as information
about cardiovascular imaging and radiology of the heart and blood vessels. The
web site, credited to André J. Duerinckx, MD-PhD, focuses on cardiovascular anatomy
and pathology visualized with MRI, MRA, CT and US. While the initial chapters
describe the normal anatomy of the heart and great vessels, the subsequent sections
deal with pathology and disease entities of the thoracic aorta, heart, pulmonary
arteries and abdominal and peripheral vessels.
7. A Prosthetic
heart valve information page is presented by Steven Khan, MD from Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center at http://www.csmc.edu/cvs/md/valve/default.htm
Similarly, a Heart Valve Replacements link page is presented at http://people.clemson.edu/~jloveka/Valvlinx.htm
8. Cardiosource at http://www.cardiosource.com/
from Elsevier Science Inc. is a repository of academic contents in the specialty
of Cardiology. The key sections that are featured in the Website includes Journal
Collection, Trials, MEDLINE, News and Practice Guidelines.
Hyperheart at http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/pharm/
is an educative interactive animation from Utah University "illustrating bloodflow,
aortic/ventricular volumes and pressures present in a normal cardiac cycle". The
material utilises the program Flash which is a vector-based animation and multimedia
application that permits complex and detailed animations and images at extremely
low file sizes.
10. Yale University School of Medicine Heart Book
is a online book authored by Barry L. Zaret, M.D, Marvin Moser, M.D., and Lawrence
S. Cohen, M.D. The Heart Book is divided into 5 major parts covering topics such
as the heart and how it works, lowering risks of heart disease, steps in making
a diagnosis, major cardiac disorders, special situations, and methods of treatment.
The last part on Methods of Treatment has interesting material on Drugs, Angioplasty,
Interventional Cardiology, Pacemakers, Antitachycardia devices and an encyclopedia
of Common Heart Disorders.
A Risk Assessment Tool for estimating 10-year risk of developing CHD (myocardial
infarction and coronary death) designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and
older who do not have heart disease or diabetes is presented at http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof
HeartCenterOnline at http://www.heartcenteronline.com/
based in Boca Raton, Florida, offers specialized cardiovascular health care information
on the Internet. The material for Professionals includes medical news, Medline,
professional journals, access to clinical trials information, and research opportunities
through pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
useful cardiology and cardiology imaging links that available include Cardiac
Links at http://www.angelfire.com/or/CardiacLinks/,
Cardiology Educational and Imaging Links at http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/medicalcardiology/educlinks.html
, Escardio Links http://www.escardio.org/navigation/www_cardio_links.htm
and Cardio-Info Links http://cardio-info.com/lnkxray.htm
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