Vasodilator Stress CMR and All-Cause Mortality in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Objectives This study explored the association of ischemic burden, as measured by vasodilator stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), with all-cause mortality and the effect of revascularization on all-cause mortality in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Background In patients with SIHD, the association of ischemic burden, derived from vasodilator stress CMR, with…

Detecting the Prevalent Vulnerable Phenotype of Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction

For patients undergoing cardiac stress testing, we should consider not only ischemia, but also prevalent unrecognized myocardial infarction (UMI) and the malignant coronary disease phenotype that it represents. Although stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) uniquely detects both ischemia

dramatic example of pseudodyskinesis of the left ventricle

A 62-year-old woman was evaluated for worsening dyspnoea. She had previously undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and had a history of a chronic loculated l

dramatic example of pseudodyskinesis of the left ventricle

A 62-year-old woman was evaluated for worsening dyspnoea. She had previously undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and had a history of a chronic loculated l

Effect of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitors in Patients with COVID-19: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 28,872 Patients

The role of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors, notably angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), in the COVID-19 pandemic has not been fully evaluated. With an increasing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, it is imperative to better understand the impact of RAAS inhibitors in hypertensive COVID patients. PubMed, Embase and the…

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

As the only journal devoted exclusively to cardiovascular magnetic resonance, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance provides an international forum for …

SCMR Letter of Certification – Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

LEVEL I  Level I training is intended to provide introductory knowledge in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR).  Level I competency represents knowledge of the indications for and capabilities of CMR, but not to the extent that is sufficient for independent practice and clinical interpretation of CMR. The topics to be covered in Level I training are…

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for re-activation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance practice after peak phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

During the peak phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, alterations of standard operating procedures were necessary for health systems to protect patients and healthcare workers and ensure access to vital hospital resources. As the peak phase passes, re-activation plans are required to safely manage increasing clinical volumes. In the context of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), re-activation…

A Boulder in the Chest

A 79-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and cough. Workup revealed a pulmonary artery mass. After undergoing surgery, she was treated with adjuvant immunotherapy for an undifferentiated pulmonary artery sarcoma. Fifteen months after surgery, there was no evidence of recurrence. The case is discussed, imaging presented, and the published reports reviewed. ( Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. )

SCMR Letter of Certification – Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

LEVEL I  Level I training is intended to provide introductory knowledge in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR).  Level I competency represents knowledge of the indications for and capabilities of CMR, but not to the extent that is sufficient for independent practice and clinical interpretation of CMR. The topics to be covered in Level I training are…