J Am Coll Cardiol 2021 10;78(16):1655-1668
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a cost-effective, noninvasive test that accurately assesses myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability, and cardiac function without the need for ionizing radiation. There is a large body of literature, including randomized controlled trials, validating its diagnostic performance, risk stratification capabilities, and ability to guide appropriate use of coronary intervention. Specifically, stress CMR has shown higher diagnostic sensitivity than single-photon emission computed tomography imaging in detecting angiographically significant coronary artery disease. Read More