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- Received June 24, 2010
- Revision received September 10, 2010
- Accepted September 17, 2010
- Published online February 1, 2011.
- Gemma A. Figtree, MBBS, DPhil⁎,†,
- Jacob Lønborg, MD⁎,§,
- Stuart M. Grieve, MBBS, DPhil⁎,‡,
- Michael R. Ward, MBBS, PhD⁎,† and
- Ravinay Bhindi, MBBS, PhD⁎,†,⁎ ()
- ↵⁎Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Ravinay Bhindi, North Shore Heart Research Group, Kolling Institute (University of Sydney), Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales 2065, Australia
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive technique for assessing heart structure and function without the need for ionizing radiation. Its ability to precisely outline regions of myocardial ischemia and infarction gives it an important role in guiding interventional cardiologists in revascularization. Its ability to characterize and precisely quantify abnormal regurgitant flow volumes or abnormal shunts also makes it a valuable tool for many noncoronary interventions. This review will discuss the evidence for cardiac magnetic resonance in guiding complex therapies in the catheter laboratory, as well as practical issues that need to be addressed to allow the application of this powerful tool to an increasing number of our patients.
Supported by North Shore Heart Research Foundation, Sydney, Australia, and Sydney Medical Foundation, Australia. Dr. Lønborg was supported by Danish Heart Foundation, Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy, and Rigshospitalet Research Foundation. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships to disclose.
- Received June 24, 2010.
- Revision received September 10, 2010.
- Accepted September 17, 2010.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation
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