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Table 3 Features and findings of treadmill exercise Cardiac MRI studies in coronary artery disease

From: Exercise cardiovascular magnetic resonance: development, current utility and future applications

Study Patient population n. Mean
Treadmill location Findings
(2003) [33]
Patients referred for coronary angiography 27 62 ± 11 Outside scanner room Detected coronary artery stenosis > 70% on coronary angiography with sensitivity and specificity of 79% & 85%.
Raman (2010) [31] Patients referred for SPECT 43 54 ± 12 MR scanner room corner Exercise stress CMR is feasible with cine wall motion and perfusion assessment and has moderate agreement with SPECT (K = 0.58)
Sukpraphrute (2015) [43] Patients with known or suspected CAD 115 59 ± 13 Outside scanner room Treadmill Ex-CMR RWMA assessment identified those at risk of future adverse events (myocardial infarction, death, unstable angina prompting admission) 47% with RWMA vs 17% without
Raman (EXACT trial)
(2016) [45]
Patients referred for SPECT 94 59 ± 13 Scanner adjacent Treadmill stress CMR demonstrated a stronger correlation with coronary angiography and superior specificity, sensitivity, positive and negative predictive values for > 70% stenosis at angiography than treadmill SPECT
  1. Abbreviations: CAD coronary artery disease, CMR cardiovascular magnetic resonance, RWMA regional wall motion abnormality, SPECT single photon emission computed tomography,