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Table 5 Recommendations for CMR in heart failure

From: Representation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the AHA / ACC guidelines

Recommendations for non-invasive cardiac imaging in heart failure Classa Levelb Page
Radionuclide ventriculography or MRI can be useful to assess LVEF and volume IIa C 18
Noninvasive imaging to detect myocardial ischemia and viability is reasonable in heart failure and coronary artery disease IIa C 18
Viability assessment is reasonable before revascularization in heart failure patients with coronary artery disease IIa B 18
MRI is reasonable when assessing myocardial infiltration or scar IIa B 18
  1. aClass of recommendation
  2. bLevel of evidence