Magnetic resonance imaging determination of cardiac prognosis.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging determination of cardiac prognosis.},
  author={W. Gregory Hundley and Timothy M. Morgan and Christina M Neagle and Craig A. Hamilton and Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat and Kerry M. Link},
  volume={106 18},
BACKGROUND Regional assessments of left ventricular (LV) wall motion obtained during MRI cardiac stress tests can be used to identify myocardial injury and ischemia, but the utility of MRI stress test results for the assessment of cardiac prognosis is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred seventy-nine patients referred (because of poor LV endocardial visualization with echocardiography) for dobutamine/atropine MRI for the detection of inducible ischemia were followed for an average of 20… CONTINUE READING