Perfusion CMR to Guide Patient Management in Stable Angina
Myocardial perfusion imaging with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has demonstrated excellent accuracy and prognostic value versus invasive angiography with or without fractional flow reserve (FFR). Direct comparisons to nuclear medicine have shown superior performance. Perfusion CMR can reduce the number of unnecessary invasive angiographies. Recent studies have shown that perfusion CMR can guide patients with stable angina with similar safety and outcomes, rather than the current standard of care, i.e invasive angiogrpahy plus fractional flow reserve. This webinar will lead you through the evidence, describe how to perform and interpret perfusion CMR and provide guidance on various clinical scenarios.
Key Learning Objectives
- the latest the evidence on perfusion CMR.
- understanding its advantages and limitations.
- how to refer the right patient to a perfusion CMR study and understand the resulting report.
- Cardiac imaging specialists
- Physicians treating/investigating stable angina and chest pain
Eike Nagel, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging in the Division of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. Prior to this, he was a Consultant in Cardiology at the German Heart Institute, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Humboldt-University in Berlin. He has a long-standing interest in non-invasive imaging and his research has focused mainly on detecting and understanding ischemic heart disease with magnetic resonance techniques, in particular addressing myocardial ischaemia, coronary stenosis, and vessel wall alterations. Dr Nagel is engaged in developing new applications of magnetic resonance imaging for the characterization of coronary artery plaques.
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