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Role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease
  1. Manish Motwani,
  2. Peter P Swoboda,
  3. Sven Plein,
  4. John P Greenwood
  1. Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre & Division of Biomedical Imaging, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor John P Greenwood, Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre and Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS29JT, UK; j.greenwood{at}


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) assesses cardiac function, ischaemia, viability and tissue characterisation, all within a single scan. Many studies regarding the role of CMR in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have been published over the last decade providing important technical advances, large-scale clinical validation and prognostic data. As a result, CMR has emerged as a highly accurate technique for diagnosis and risk stratification in stable CAD and has been incorporated into national and international guidelines. Furthermore, clinical pathways utilising CMR have been shown to be the most cost-effective in several healthcare systems. In this review, we summarise the key roles and guideline recommendations for CMR in stable CAD supported by contemporary clinical evidence.

  • cardiac imaging and diagnostics
  • cardiac magnetic resonance (cmr) imaging
  • cardiac tomputer tomographic (ct) imaging
  • nuclear cardiac imaging
  • chronic coronary disease

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  • Contributors MM drafted the manuscript. All authors provided intellectual content/edits and approved the final version. JG is the overall guarantor.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.