Many variables, including food ingestion, circulating hormone, and the cardiac work load, affect myocardial metabolism. Important changes in myocardial metabolism are associated with myocardial ischemia. The study of myocardial metabolism by means of different invasive and noninvasive techniques allows a better understanding of both cardiac physiology and pathophysiology in humans.
- coronary artery disease
- myocardial metabolism
- positron emission tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging