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Revascularization in patients with chronic ischaemic myocardial dysfunction: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  23034989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In patients with chronic ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction, revascularization may lead to symptomatic and prognostic improvement. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with its high spatial resolution provides the qualitative and quantitative, global and regional information on myocardial anatomy and function. In combination with a gadolinium-based contrast agent, CMR allows an accurate quantification of the myocardial scar and predicts the likelihood of functional recovery after revascularization. The aim of this review is to summarize our current understanding of the detection of myocardial viability using CMR, and why it may be the preferred technique in the assessment of patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy.
Olga Bondarenko; Aernout M Beek; Gerry P McCann; Albert C van Rossum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2047-2412     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101573788     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands.
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