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Report from SCMR: Delayed enhancement predicts post−revascularization procedure risk

February 19, 2008 Report from SCMR: Delayed enhancement predicts post−revascularization procedure risk James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A cardiac MRI study measuring the risk of death and myocardial infarction from surgically induced myocardial damage bolsters a growing argument encouraging clinicians to use caution when deciding to revascularize asymptomatic heart patients. Patients with evidence of new myocardial hyperenhancement after revascularization have a threefold higher risk of death, infarction, or other major cardiovascular events in the three years after surgery than patients without such damage, according to a study led by Dr. Joseph Selvanayagam, a CMR researcher at Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia. The study was supervised by Dr. Stefan Neubauer while Selvanayagam practiced at Oxford University Center for Clinical Magnetic Research in 2007.

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