CMR Imaging Assessing Viability in Patients With Chronic Ventricular Dysfunction Due to Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Trials
JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, 05/24/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Romero J et al. – Delayed enhancement (DE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) provides the highest sensitivity and negative predictive value (NPV), whereas low–dose dobutamine (LDD) CMR provides the best specificity and positive predictive value (PPV). In light of these findings, integrating these 2 methods should provide increased accuracy in evaluating patients with chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction being considered for revascularization.