Volume 11 Supplement 1
Complementary prognostic values of stress myocardial perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement imaging by cardiac magnetic resonance in patients with suspected myocardial ischemia
© Steel et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
Published: 28 January 2009
Recent studies have demonstrated the prognostic implication of CMR myocardial perfusion imaging (CMRMPI) in a clinical setting. Apart from detecting reversible perfusion defect from flow-limiting coronary stenosis, CMR late enhancement imaging (LGE) is currently the most sensitive method in detecting clinically unrecognized subendocardial infarction (UMI) from prior ischemic injury. We therefore tested the hypothesis that, characterization of these 2 processes from coronary artery disease (CAD) by CMR can provide complementary patient prognostic values.
Methods and Results
Reversible myocardial perfusion and evidence of MI, assessed by CMRMPI and LGE, respectively, provide incremental long-term patient prognostic information.
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