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October 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(4) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.035 Online First

Clinical CMR: one-year case mix, outcomes and stress-testing accuracy from a regional tertiary centre

Protik Chaudhury, Min Aung, Rossella Barbagallo, Edward Barden, Swamy Gedela, Stuart J Harris, Henry O Savage, Jason N Dungu

Abstract

Introduction Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has developed into a crucial diagnostic tool in all patients with known or suspected heart disease. The role of CMR in differentiating ischaemic from non-ischaemic heart disease is well established and there are extensive data in the literature correlating myocardial fibrosis, as identified by the late gadolinium hyperenhancement technique, with adverse outcomes in patients with cardiomyopathy.1 A regional CMR service for the Essex region in southeast England was established in 2012, serving a population of 1,393,587 (2011 census data) with the benefit of avoiding transfer of patients to L

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