Up to 10% of patients presenting with chest pain and elevated troponin levels demonstrate non-obstructive coronary arteries on angiography, posing a clinical challenge in diagnosis, prognosis and management. The final diagnosis has important implications for the patient, including prescription for treatment and fitness for permissible activities, occupation and medical insurance. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is superior to other cardiac imaging modalities in tissue characterisation. We hypothesised that CMR, when performed early using conventional and novel tissue characterisation techniques, can determine the cause of acute myocardial injury in these patients and provide a diagnosis.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306118.121

Type

Journal article

Journal

Heart

Publication Date

06/2014

Volume

100 Suppl 3

Pages

A69 - A70

Keywords

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance, T1-mapping, acute coronary syndromes