Exercise Stress CMR: is it feasible, and what can it add?
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) is typically combined with pharmacological stress agents to evaluate patients for known or suspected myocardial ischemia. While pharmacological stress CMR has proven to be practical and accurate, additional physiological information may be obtainable only by exercise stress testing. There may also be applications for exercise stress CMR in the assessment of other pathologies, including congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. The talk will explain how exercise stress can be combined with CMR, and some of the current data showing its potential benefits.