New MRI method offers diagnosis option in heart patients

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:66
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A new, non-invasive method has been devised for checking patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

    Three dimensional coronary magnetic resonance angiography is an accurate non-invasive method for identifying disease of the proximal and middle coronary artery segments and may one day replace invasive techniques for some patients, said Dr Warren Manning from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

    He and his colleagues performed coronary magnetic resonance angiography in 109 men and women before they had elective …

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