Myocardial perfusion imaging after coronary artery bypass surgery using cardiovascular magnetic resonance: a validation study.
J Ranjit Arnold, Jane M Francis, Theodoros D Karamitsos, Chris C Lim, William J van Gaal, Luca Testa, Paul Bhamra-Ariza, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Rana Sayeed, Stephen Westaby, Adrian P Banning, Stefan Neubauer, Michael Jerosch-Herold
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Absolute quantification of perfusion with cardiovascular magnetic resonance has not previously been applied in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Owing to increased contrast bolus dispersion due to the greater distance of travel through a bypass graft, this approach may result in systematic underestimation of myocardial blood flow (MBF). As resting MBF remains normal in segments supplied by noncritical coronary stenosis (<85%), measurement of perfusion in such territories may be utilized to reveal systematic error in the quantification of MBF. The objective of this study was to test whether absolute quantification of perfusion with cardiovascular magnetic reson..View full abstract
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