Cardiac MR for the assessment of myocardial viability.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article focuses on delayed contrast enhanced MRI (DE-MRI) to assess myocardial viability. We start by discussing previous literature that evaluated the potential importance of myocardial viability testing and follow up with the more recent Surgical Treatment for Heart Disease Trial (STICH) trial results. We then provide an overview of the basic concepts and technical aspects of the current DE-MRI technique and review the initial studies demonstrating that DE-MRI before coronary revascularization can predict functional improvement. Finally, we use DE-MRI as a paradigm to discuss physiological insights into viability assessment and examine common assumptions in the metrics used to evaluate viability techniques.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Van Assche, LMR; Kim, HW; Kim, RJ

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 168

PubMed ID

  • 24066200

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3782324

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1947-6108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14797/mdcj-9-3-163


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States