The role of spect in selecting patients for cerebral revascularization surgery

Behzad Eftekhar, Marcus Stoodley*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    Interest in cerebral revascularization surgery has recently been re-kindled in an effort to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in selected patients with cerebral hemodynamic insufficiency. Patient selection is of utmost importance, and requires an understanding of the conditions where bypass surgery is used and the different available modalities for assessment of the cerebral hemodynamic status. SPECT can play an important role in selecting patients for surgery. It is able to provide an indication of cerebral hemodynamic insufficiency, is widely available, and has been extensively studied in this setting. Cerebral hemodynamic status is a critical factor in determining the need for, and type of, cerebral revascularization surgery. SPECT is one of several methods used to evaluate cerebral hemodynamics. This chapter discusses the conditions where bypass surgery is used and the role of SPECT in selecting patients for surgery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Arrest and Bypass Surgery
    Subtitle of host publicationRisk Factors, Health Effects and Outcomes
    EditorsAtsuko Satô, Seiji Hayashi
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Pages105-122
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781621009764, 1621009769
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameCardiology research and clinical developments

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