CMR First-Pass Perfusion for Suspected Inducible Myocardial Ischemia.
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has evolved from a pioneering research tool to an established noninvasive imaging method for detecting inducible myocardial perfusion deficits. In this consensus document, experts of different imaging techniques summarize the existing body of evidence regarding CMR perfusion as a viable complement to other established noninvasive tools for the assessment of perfusion and discuss the advantages and pitfalls of the technique. A rapid, standardized CMR perfusion protocol is described, which is safe, clinically feasible, and cost-effective for centers with contemporary magnetic resonance equipment. CMR perfusion can be recommended as a routine diagnostic tool to identify inducible myocardial ischemia.
Hendel, RC; Friedrich, MG; Schulz-Menger, J; Zemmrich, C; Bengel, F; Berman, DS; Camici, PG; Flamm, SD; Le Guludec, D; Kim, R; Lombardi, M; Mahmarian, J; Sechtem, U; Nagel, E
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