Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in ischaemic heart disease
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is a new imaging method that has much to offer clinicians caring for patients with ischaemic heart disease. This article describes briefly the basic principles and practical aspects of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and summarizes the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease. Then it discusses in detail the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for detection of coronary artery disease, and for assessment of acute and stable coronary syndromes.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium, and
Publication date: September 1, 2009