Advanced Imaging in Cardiac Electrophysiology & Heart Failure

The Advanced Imaging in Cardiac Electrophysiology & Heart Failure (AICE&HF) program integrates recent advances in cardiac imaging into caring for patients with, or at risk of, heart rhythm disorders.

Providing state-of-the-art clinical care, the Advanced Imaging program is also engaged in research aimed at developing new or better applications of cardiac imaging techniques.

Advanced cardiac imaging techniques utilized by team members include:

  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • cardiac computed tomography (CT)
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • echocardiography
  • 3-D body surface electrocardiographic mapping
  • 3-D electroanatomic mapping (EAM)

Patients for whom these imaging techniques might be utilized include:

  • Patients with heart failure
  • Patients with or in need of cardiac implantable electronic devices, such as
    • pacemakers
    • implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    • cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators
  • Patients referred for catheter ablation or medical management of
    • ventricular tachycardia
    • premature ventricular contractions
    • supraventricular tachycardia
    • atrial fibrillation
    • atrial flutter
    • other arrhythmias

To learn more about the AICE & HF program, contact Dr. Kenneth Bilchick.