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Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in ischaemic heart disease

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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.

Keywords: cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; ischaemic heart disease

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium, and

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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