Coronary magnetic resonance angiography.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_1A6EDB0304E7
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Coronary magnetic resonance angiography.
Journal
Cardiology In Review
Author(s)
Botnar R.M., Stuber M., Danias P.G., Kissinger K.V., Börnert P., Manning W.J.
ISSN
1061-5377[print], 1061-5377[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Volume
9
Number
2
Pages
77-87
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Despite advances in both prevention and treatment, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The current gold standard for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease is the x-ray coronary angiogram, which is both costly and associated with a small risk of morbidity. More than 1 million Americans are referred for this test annually, and despite the availability of numerous noninvasive tests to identify patients with coronary artery disease, > or =35% of patients referred for this test are found not to have disease. It therefore would be beneficial to use a noninvasive test to allow the presence of coronary atherosclerosis to be determined directly. Coronary magnetic resonance angiography, a technique that is aimed at establishing a noninvasive test for the assessment of significant coronary stenoses, obviates the risks of patient exposure to radiation of x-ray angiography and therefore represents a major step forward in diagnostic cardiology.
Keywords
Contrast Media, Coronary Artery Bypass, Coronary Artery Disease/diagnosis, Coronary Disease/diagnosis, Coronary Vessel Anomalies/diagnosis, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Stents
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