Magnetic resonance imaging in acute myocardial infarction

Katherine C. Wu, Carlos E. Rochitte, João A.C. Lima

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Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have led to more widespread utilization of this diagnostic imaging modality in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. With MRI, the complexity and heterogeneity of myocardial infarcts can be demonstrated. By using this technique, much insight has been gained into the pathophysiologic mechanisms of acute coronary thrombosis and reperfusion. MRI has significant diagnostic potential, particularly if one can combine studies of myocardial function, perfusion, and sodium metabolism with the noninvasive assessment of coronary anatomy and epicardial coronary artery blood flow. Curr Opin Cardiol 1999, 14:480-484

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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