Late gadolinium cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the assessment of myocardial viability.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging is a viability imaging technique that has been demonstrated in both animal and patient studies to accurately identify and characterize the presence and transmural extent of myocardial scarring. The precise information regarding the presence, location and extent of myocardial scarring has been shown to be useful in predicting the likelihood of functional recovery of dysfunctional myocardium after revascularization. Perhaps, more importantly, the ability to visualize the extent of viable and nonviable myocardium across the ventricular wall allows one to approach viability as a continuum rather than in a binary manner, providing a better reflection of the underlying physiology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Elliott, MD; Kim, RJ

Published Date

  • September 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 372

PubMed ID

  • 16118541

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-6928

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00019501-200509000-00005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England