Stress perfusion magnetic resonance imaging of the heart.

  title={Stress perfusion magnetic resonance imaging of the heart.},
  author={Michael Jerosch-Herold and Olaf Muehling},
  journal={Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI},
  volume={19 1},
Extensive research has documented that rapid imaging during the first pass of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent provides good sensitivity to detect myocardial blood flow deficits caused by coronary disease, cardiomyopathies, or microvascular dysfunction in patients without obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries. The autoregulatory mechanisms of the coronary circulation serve the purpose of maintaining sufficient blood flow at baseline in the presence of flow-obstructing… CONTINUE READING