Journal article

Exercise cardiovascular magnetic resonance: development, current utility and future applications

Thomas P Craven, Connie W Tsao, Andre La Gerche, Orlando P Simonetti, John P Greenwood

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Stress cardiac imaging is the current first line investigation for coronary artery disease diagnosis and decision making and an adjunctive tool in a range of non-ischaemic cardiovascular diseases. Exercise cardiovascular magnetic resonance (Ex-CMR) has developed over the past 25 years to combine the superior image qualities of CMR with the preferred method of exercise stress. Presently, numerous exercise methods exist, from performing stress on an adjacent CMR compatible treadmill to in-scanner exercise, most commonly on a supine cycle ergometer. Cardiac conditions studied by Ex-CMR are broad, commonly investigating ischaemic heart disease and congenital heart disease but extending to pulmon..

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