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Curr Cardiol Rep. 2011 Feb;13(1):77-85. doi: 10.1007/s11886-010-0154-1.

Identification of left ventricular myocardial ischemia and cardiac prognosis with cardiovascular magnetic resonance: updates from 2008 to 2010.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1045, USA.


Noninvasive imaging modalities are often used to manage patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used for diagnosing and evaluating myocardial ischemia and viability; moreover, stress CMR study results can be used to determine cardiac prognosis. In this article, we review recently published material regarding the performance of stress testing with CMR including a brief update regarding techniques, stress agents, diagnostic accuracy, prognosis, economic implications, and ongoing trials and future developments.

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