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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Clinical Practice [ressonáncia Magnética Cardíaca Na Prática Clínica]|
dos Santos A.A.S.M.D.
|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. © Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem.|
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