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Table 6 Value of CMR findings in clinical decision-making

From: Clinical experience regarding safety and diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with a subcutaneous implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (S-ICD) at 1.5 T

ParameterValue
Benefit from CMR for clinical decision-making, n (%)
Yes17 (74%)
No6 (26%)
Details of clinical decision-making based on CMR findings, n (%)
Conclusive diagnosis of underlying cardiac disease in so far unclear condition8 (35%)
Change in previously suspected cardiac diagnosis3 (13%)
Identification of myocardial scar location for targeted ablation1 (4%)
Change in cardiac medication2 (9%)
Targeted genetic analysis based on CMR findings2 (9%)
Additional cardiac work-up in family members due to CMR findings2 (9%)
Optimized scheduling of cardiac follow-up studies7 (30%)
Targeted endomyocardial biopsy based on CMR findings3 (13%)