8 Jun, 12 | by BMJ Group
Guy Lloyd (consultant cardiologist in Eastbourne) talks to Marc Dweck (senior specialist registrar in cardiology, undertaking a PhD in aortic valve disease) about calcification in aortic stenosis.
They discuss the importance of calcification in aortic valve disease, uses of different types of imaging, and possibilities for future therapies.
Dweck MR, Jones C, Joshi N, Fletcher AM, Richardson H, White A, Marsden M, Pessotto R, Clark JC, Wallace WA, Salter DM, McKillop G, van Beek EJR, Boon NA, Rudd JHF, Newby DE. Assessment of valvular calcification and inflammation by positron emission tomography in patients with aortic stenosis. Circulation. 2012;125(1):76-86.
Scanning the heart - A British Heart Foundation film on Dr Dweck and colleague’s work with PET-CT scanning