CardioNerd Amit Goyal is joined by Dr. Erika Hutt (Cleveland Clinic general cardiology fellow), Dr. Aldo Schenone (Brigham and Women’s advanced cardiovascular imaging fellow), and Dr. Wael Jaber (Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular imaging staff and co-founder of Cardiac Imaging Agora) to discuss nuclear and complimentary multimodality cardiovascular imaging for the evaluation of coronary microvascular disease. Show notes were created by Dr. Madiha Khan (internal medicine resident at Houston Methodist Hospital and a CardioNerds Academy fellow in House Taussig). To learn more about multimodality cardiovascular imaging, check out Cardiac Imaging Agora!
Show Notes & Take Home Pearls
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Detailed Show Notes
- What is coronary microvascular disease?
- When do you look for microvascular disease?
- How might nuclear cardiology help us in diagnosing, treating, and prognosticating microvascular disease?
- What are are other noninvasive tools to assess for CMD
- What are the invasive tools to assess for CMD?
Wael Jaber, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Jaber specializes in cardiac imaging (both nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) and valvular heart disease. Dr. Jaber attended college at the American University in Beirut, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then went on at the American University to receive his medical degree while making the Dean’s honor list. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Jaber is currently is the Medical Director of the Nuclear Lab and of the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory in C5Research. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic. He is the author of Nuclear Cardiology review: A Self-Assessment Tool and cofounder of Cardiac Imaging Agora.
Dr. Aldo L Schenone is one of the current Chief Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Fellows at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed medical school at the University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela, and then completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic where he also served as a Chief Internal Medicine Resident.
Dr. Erika Hutt @erikahuttce is a cardiology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. Erika was born and raised in Costa Rica, where she received her MD degree at Universidad de Costa Rica. She then decided to pursue further medical training in the United States, with the goal of becoming a cardiologist. She completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic and went on to fellowship at the same institution. Her passions include infiltrative heart disease, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease and echocardiography among many. She is looking forward to a career in advanced cardiovascular imaging.
References and Links
- Kaski, J.-C., Crea, F., Gersh, B. J., & Camici, P. G. (2018). Reappraisal of Ischemic Heart Disease. Circulation. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.118.031373
- Jaber, W., & Gimelli, A. (n.d.). Cardiac Imaging Agora. https://www.cardiacimagingagora.com/list/
- Taqueti, V. R., & Di Carli, M. F. (2018). Coronary Microvascular Disease Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Options: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. In Journal of the American College of Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.09.042