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Understanding stress CMR

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

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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.

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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...