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Pharmacologic stress CMR myocardial perfusion imaging
This test can detect and quantify myocardial ischemia and provide information on myocardial viability and ventricular or valvular function at rest and during pharmacologic stress of the heart. Current CMR protocols for coronary artery disease provide a comprehensive evaluation of myocardial anatomy, physiology and viability. Pharmacologic stress CMR myocardial perfusion imaging is very valuable in assessing myocardial viability and prediction of segmental contractile recovery after coronary revascularization (i.e., to predict the quantity of benefit from coronary revascularization).
For additional information, see the section about Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI).