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Evaluation of acute coronary syndromes by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  18690158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging for the evaluation of patients with acute chest pain and acute coronary syndromes has great potential. The strength of CMR relies on its ability to provide information on anatomy, physiology, and function in a single scanning session in a noninvasive manner without the need for iodinated contrast, radiation, or the need to undergo invasive procedures. Specifically, with regard to imaging patients with acute chest pain and/or myocardial infarction (MI), CMR has the ability to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate global and regional right and left ventricular systolic functions, myocardial edema, myocardial perfusion, and myocardial infarct size and transmurality/viability. This review will focus on CMR imaging for the following applications: (1) imaging for the evaluation of ventricular function and infarct size in patients with acute chest pain and/or acute MI, (2) for triage and prognosis of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, (3) for evaluating patients after sustaining an acute MI, and (4) for stem cell research.
Michael D Shapiro; David L Guarraia; Jamaluddin Moloo; Ricardo C Cury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1536-1004     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913523     Medline TA:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / diagnosis*
Angina, Unstable / diagnosis
Chest Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use
Image Enhancement / methods
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / methods
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index
Reg. No./Substance:
80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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