Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Myocardial Ischemia

  • S. Albert Camacho
  • Saul Schaefer


Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is now established as an important technique for studying the effects of ischemia on myocardial metabolism and ion fluxes. Prior to the development of MRS, biochemical information from whole hearts could be obtained only by analysis of biopsy specimens or indirectly by sampling coronary sinus blood for compounds such as lactate. The development of MRS has made it possible to directly measure metabolically important compounds and ions in a nondestructive and noninvasive manner.


Myocardial Blood Flow Regional Ischemia Myocardial Metabolism Perfuse Heart High Energy Phosphate 
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