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Practical applications of cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  1. F Alpendurada,
  2. J Wong,
  3. D J Pennell
  1. CMR Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor D Pennell, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK; dj.pennell{at}


Recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging have focused attention on evaluation of patients with cardiac disease. These improvements have been substantiated by a large and expanding body of clinical evidence, making cardiovascular magnetic resonance the imaging modality of choice in a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders. A brief review on the current applications of cardiovascular magnetic resonance is provided, with reference to some of the most relevant studies, statements and reviews published in this field.

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