Clinical recommendations of cardiac magnetic resonance, Part II: inflammatory and congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies and cardiac tumors

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Abstract

The current document was developed by the working group on the ‘application of cardiac magnetic resonance’ of the Italian Society of Cardiology to provide a perspective on the current state of technical advances and clinical cardiac magnetic resonance applications and to inform cardiologists how to implement their clinical and diagnostic pathway with the introduction of this technique in the clinical practice. Appropriateness criteria were defined using a score system: score 1–3 = inappropriate (test is not generally acceptable and is not a reasonable approach for the indication), score 4–6 = uncertain (test may be generally acceptable and may be a reasonable approach for the indication but more research and/or patient information is needed to classify the indication definitively) and score 7–9 = appropriate (test is generally acceptable and is a reasonable approach for the indication).

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