Whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) has been developed as a non-invasive, non-ionizing alternative for visualizing coronary artery disease (CAD), showing steady improvement with promising results in the diagnosis of narrowing in the coronary arteries. However, data on clinical outcomes among patients who have undergone CMRA were quite limited. Although a prior study demonstrated the utility of whole-heart CMRA for risk stratification during short-term follow-up, the long-term prognostic value of CMRA remained unclear. This study evaluated the long-term prognostic value of whole-heart CMRA in predicting major cardiac adverse events (MACE) and cardiac death. In the long-term follow-up, free breathing whole-heart CMRA allows non-invasive risk stratification for MACE and cardiac death and provides incremental prognostic value over conventional risk factors. Importantly, patients without obstructive CAD on CMRA displayed favorable prognosis.
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- In a long-term follow-up, whole-heart CMRA allows non-invasive risk stratification for MACE and cardiac death.
- The severity of obstructive CAD detected using CMRA were associated with worse prognosis.
- Patients without obstructive CAD on CMRA displayed favorable prognosis.
- CMRA provides incremental prognostic value over conventional risk factors.
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