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Table 8 Recommendations for CMR in peripheral artery disease

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

Recommendations for imaging for anatomic assessment Classa Levelb Page
Duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the lower extremities is useful to diagnose anatomic location and severity of stenosis for patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease in whom revascularization is considered I B-NR 24
Invasive and noninvasive angiography (ie, CTA, MRA) should not be performed for the anatomic assessment of patients with asymptomatic peripheral artery disease. III B-R 25
  1. aClass of recommendation
  2. bLevel of evidence