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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in clinical practice
Title Alternative: Ressonância magnética cardíaca na prática clínica
Author: Barranhas, Adriana Dias
Santos, Alair Augusto S. M. D. dos
Coelho-Filho, Otavio R.
Marchiori, Edson
Rochitte, Carlos Eduardo
Nacif, Marcelo Souto
Abstract: Objective To evaluate and describe indications, mainly diagnoses and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings observed in clinical practice. Materials and Methods Retrospective and descriptive study of cardiac magnetic resonance performed at a private hospital and clinic in the city of Niterói, RJ, Brazil, in the period from May 2007 to April 2011. Results The sample included a total of 1000 studies performed in patients with a mean age of 53.7 ± 16.2 years and predominance for male gender (57.2%). The majority of indications were related to assessment of myocardial perfusion at rest and under pharmacological stress (507/1000; 51%), with positive results in 36.2% of them. Suspected myocarditis was the second most frequent indication (140/1000; 14%), with positive results in 63.4% of cases. These two indications were followed by study of arrhythmias (116/1000; 12%), myocardial viability (69/1000; 7%) and evaluation of cardiomyopathies (47/1000; 5%). In a subanalysis, it was possible to identify that most patients were assessed on an outpatient basis (58.42%). Conclusion Cardiac magnetic resonance has been routinely performed in clinical practice, either on an outpatient or emergency/inpatient basis, and myocardial ischemia represented the main indication, followed by investigation of myocarditis, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and myocardial viability.
Subject: Ressonancia magnetica cardiaca
Perfil de saude
Medicina baseada em evidencias
Exames medicos - politicas
Cardiac magnetic resonance
Health profile
Evidence-based medicine
Diagnostic methods - policies
Editor: Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-39842014000100006
Date Issue: 1-Jan-2014
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