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Table 11 Recommendations for CMR in the context of non-cardiac surgery

From: Role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology

Recommendations for non-invasive stress testing of ischemic heart disease Classa Levelb Page
Imaging stress testing is recommended before high-risk surgery in patients with more than two clinical risk factors and poor functional capacity (<4 METs). I C 12
Imaging stress testing may be considered before high- or intermediate-risk surgery in patients with one or two clinical risk factors and poor functional capacity (<4 METs). IIb C 12
Imaging stress testing is not recommended before low-risk surgery, regardless of the patient’s clinical risk. III C 12
  1. a Class of recommendation
  2. b Level of evidence