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Temporal trends in the referral pattern to and yield of cardiac MRI: an analysis from Saudia Arabia
© Al-Mallah et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
- Published: 3 February 2015
- Public Health
- Heart Disease
- Ejection Fraction
- Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiac MRI was recently introduced in Saudia Arabia and is only available in few centers. The aim of this analysis is to describe the current referral pattern to cardiac MRI in Saudia Arabia.
This is a single center study that included patients who were referred for cardiac MRI for evaluation of clinical indications. The indications and baseline demographics of patients referred to cardiac MRI were collected. The different indications were compared in each year.
In the first years of establishing a cardiac MRI program, assessment of viability and cardiomyopathy constitute more than two thirds of referral to cardiac MRI.
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