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Understanding stress CMR

Magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging is a safe and accurate test for the detection of heart disease

An example of abnormal stress perfusion image where there is inducible perfusion defect in the left ventricular inferior (long arrow) and lateral wall (short arrow) at basal level.

An example of myocardial infarction (arrow) in the anterior and septal wall of left ventricle.

MAGNETIC resonance myocardial perfusion imaging (stress CMR) is a non-invasive cardiac imaging scan to evaluate the blood flow (perfusion) to heart muscles (myocardium) using medication such as adenosine.

What is the purpose of this test?

Stress CMR is frequently...