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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-108
MRI in Ischemic heart disease: From coronaries to myocardium

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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Sanjay K Prasad
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.33619

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With an escalating health burden from coronary artery disease (CAD), both as a public health and fiscal issue, evaluation of patients with (CAD) remains an important challenge. With advances in therapy our management options have increased, coinciding with a shift away from treatment alone, to disease prevention and accurate risk stratification. Imaging techniques play an important role in guiding management. Recent advances in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) enable a detailed non-invasive assessment of patients with a combination of anatomical and functional data to assess the impact of CAD in individual patients. The range of sequences means that myocardial perfusion, viability, coronary angiography and plaque characterization are available in a single study. Outcome data have helped with disease prognostication. In this review, we discuss current and future applications of CMR and consider which patients would benefit from a scan.

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