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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in ischemic heart disease

Item Type:Review
Title:Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in ischemic heart disease
Creators Name:von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, F. and Schulz-Menger, J.
Abstract:Ischemic heart disease is the most frequent etiology for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Early detection and accurate monitoring are essential to guide optimal patient treatment and assess the individual's prognosis. In this regard, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), which entered the arena of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging over the past two decades, became a very important imaging modality, mainly due to its unique versatility. CMR has proven accuracy and is a robust technique for the assessment of myocardial function both at rest and during stress. It also allows stress perfusion analysis with high spatial and temporal resolution, and provides a means by which to differentiate tissue such as distinguishing between reversibly and irreversibly injured myocardium. In particular, the latter aspect is a unique benefit of CMR compared with other noninvasive imaging modalities such as echocardiography and nuclear medicine, and provides novel information concerning the presence, size, transmurality, and prognosis of myocardial infarction. This article is intended to provide the reader with an overview of the various applications of CMR for the assessment of ischemic heart disease from a clinical perspective.
Keywords:Magnetic Resonance, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Chronic Coronary Artery Disease, Stress Test
Source:Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
ISSN:1053-1807
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell (U.S.A.)
Volume:36
Number:1
Page Range:20-38
Date:July 2012
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.23580
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