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VIDEO 236-4: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) myocardial perfusion imaging during vasodilating stress, in three parallel-short-axis views.

From: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e

A bolus of gadolinium contrast was injected intravenously while rapid imaging acquisition occurred. The contrast enhances the right ventricle first, then travels through the pulmonary circulation, enters the left ventricle (LV), and then perfuses the LV myocardium. Myocardial perfusion defects with this technique show as black subendocardial rims, reflecting lack of contrast accumulation due to ischemia and/or scar. In this case, the anterior wall has a severe perfusion defect (red arrow). Figure 236-14 shows the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) image of a mid short-axis view. There is no evidence of infarction in the anterior wall, which would be seen as bright white areas, indicating that the stress perfusion defect primarily represents myocardial ischemia. This patient had a significant stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

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Author(s) Marcelo F. Di Carli, Raymond Y. Kwong, Scott D. Solomon
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