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Abnormal subendocardial perfusion in cardiac syndrome X detected by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
Type
Published Article
Journal
New England Journal of Medicine
1533-4406
Publisher
New England Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
346
Issue
25
Pages
1948–1953
Identifiers
PMID: 12075055
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In patients with syndrome X, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates subendocardial hypoperfusion during the intravenous administration of adenosine, which is associated with intense chest pain. These data support the notion that the chest pain may have an ischemic cause.

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