By Saadia Aslam
This expert consensus document reviews current insight into the underlying pathophysiology and available methods for assessing viability. In particular the document reviews contemporary viability imaging techniques, including stress echocardiography, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and computed tomography and provides clinical recommendations for how to standardise these methods in terms of acquisition and interpretation. Finally, it presents clinical scenarios where viability assessment is clinically useful.
Ana G Almeida, John-Paul Carpenter, Matteo Cameli, Erwan Donal, Marc R Dweck, Frank A Flachskampf, Alicia M Maceira, Denisa Muraru, Danilo Neglia, Agnès Pasquet, Sven Plein, Bernhard L Gerber, Reviewers: This document was reviewed by members of the 2018–2020 EACVI Scientific Documents Committee:, chair of the 2018–2020 EACVI Scientific Documents Committee:, the 2018–2020 EACVI President:, Multimodality imaging of myocardial viability: an expert consensus document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 22, Issue 8, August 2021, Pages e97–e125, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jeab053