The purpose of the present paper is to analytically review the diagnostic and prognostic role of CMR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) survivors. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice in patients STEMI. However, risk of future events remains substantial. Assessment of the extent of myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac function and ventricular remodelling has become the focus of recent studies. Electrocardiography, angiography and echocardiography parameters, as well as risk scores, lack sensitivity and reproducibility in predicting future cardiovascular events. A major advantage of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is that it provides myocardial tissue characterization.
Pontone G, Carità P, Rabbat MG, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Muscogiuri G, Guaricci AI. Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Myocardial Infarction. Curr Cardiol Rep 2017 Aug 31;19(10):101