What is the role of chest radiography in the evaluation of ventricular tachycardia (VT)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2017
  • Author: Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Chest radiography is indicated if symptoms suggest the possibility of heart failure or other cardiopulmonary pathology as a contributing factor. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanning and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) are evolving quickly but have not yet supplanted echocardiography and nuclear imaging for quantification of ventricular function. CMRI can be especially helpful in the evaluation of uncommon myocardial infiltrative diseases, such as sarcoidosis.


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