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ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Known or Suspected Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
The incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has been increasing in the adult patient population in part as a result of better patient survival. Patients with more severe CHD are living longer. Nearly all adults with known CHD require periodic imaging as a means of monitoring their disease process. Furthermore, adult patients with suspected CHD require imaging as a means of definitive diagnosis. As a result, it is important for both the referring clinician and the imager to be aware of the most appropriate imaging modality needed to obtain the data most needed to direct the next steps in patient care. Imaging procedures for the diagnosis of known or suspected CHD in the adult include chest radiography, fluoroscopy, echocardiography, nuclear scintigraphy, cardiac-gated CT, MRI, and cardiac catheterization/angiography. The physician trying to diagnose these often complex conditions needs complete and reliable information that includes details about intracardiac and vascular anatomy, hemodynamics, and function.
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Stress Perfusion CMR in Patients with Known and Suspected CAD
This study sought to determine the ischemia threshold and additional prognostic factors that identify patients for safe deferral from revascularizations in a large cohort of all-comer patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Stress-perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used in daily practice for ischemia detection. However, there is insufficient evidence about the ischemia burden that identifies patients who benefit from revascularization versus those with a good prognosis who receive drugs only.
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Safety and Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
Off-label magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with cardiac implantable electrical devices has been limited owing to concerns about safety and unclear diagnostic and prognostic utility.
The purpose of this study was to define major and minor adverse events with off-label MRI scans. Read full article >>