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      Non-Invasive Resting Magnetocardiographic Imaging for the Rapid Detection of Ischemia in Subjects Presenting with Chest Pain

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          Background: Early diagnosis of ischemia is complicated by the poor sensitivity of standard tests and contraindication for stress testing in unstable angina patients. Magnetocardiography (MCG) imaging can be used for the rapid, non-invasive detection of ischemia at rest. Methods: We studied 125 patients with presumed ischemic chest pain. All were chest pain free at the time of scanning. A 6-minute resting MCG scan (CardioMag Imaging, Inc., New York, 9-channel system) was performed. Following the MCG scan, automated software data analysis was performed, and quantitative scores were automatically calculated for each subject. The presence of ischemia was determined after testing with serial troponins, stress testing, and/or coronary angiography. Results: The mean age was 59.4 ± 13.6 years. Most patients (86.4%) had non-ischemic 12-lead ECG and normal troponin (86.2%). Fifty-five patients (44.0%) were determined to be ischemic. The MCG sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value was 76.4, 74.3, 70.0 and 80.0%, respectively, for the detection of ischemia (p < 0.0001). Conclusions: MCG is a new rapid, non-invasive imaging tool able to detect repolarization abnormalities at rest consistent with ischemia in patients presenting with chest pain syndrome and normal or non-specific 12-lead ECG and normal troponin.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                CRD
                Cardiology
                10.1159/issn.0008-6312
                Cardiology
                S. Karger AG
                0008-6312
                1421-9751
                2006
                November 2006
                15 November 2006
                : 106
                : 4
                : 270-276
                Affiliations
                aCedars-Sinai Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, Calif., and bMayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rochester, Minn., USA; cKlinikum Hoyerswerda, Division of Cardiology, Hoyerswerda, Germany
                Article
                93490 Cardiology 2006;106:270–276
                10.1159/000093490
                16733351
                © 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel

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