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Clinical recommendations of cardiac magnetic resonance, Part II: inflammatory and congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies and cardiac tumors: a position paper of the working group ‘Applicazioni della Risonanza Magnetica’ of the Italian Society of Cardiology

Pontone, Gianluca; Di Bella, Gianluca; Silvia, Castelletti; Maestrini, Viviana; Festa, Pierluigi; Ait-Ali, Lamia; Masci, Pier Giorgio; Monti, Lorenzo; di Giovine, Gabriella; De Lazzari, Manuel; Cipriani, Alberto; Guaricci, Andrea I.; Dellegrottaglie, Santo; Pepe, Alessia; Marra, Martina Perazzolo; Aquaro, Giovanni D.

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: April 2017 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 209–222
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000499
Clinical recommendations

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).

aUO Cardiologia, Centro cardiologico Monzino, Milano

bUO Cardiologia, Università di Messina, Messina

cIRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milano

dDepartment of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Geriatric, Anesthesiologic and Nephrologic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome

eFondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy

fCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vadois (CHUV), University Hospital Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

gUO Radiologia Diagnostica, Humanitas Hospital, Rozzano (MI)

hClinica Cardiologica, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua

iUnità Operativa di Cardiologia Universitaria Dipartimento di Emergenze e Trapianti di Organi (DETO) Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico Consorziale di Bari, Bari

jLaboratorio di RM Cardiovascolare Divisione di Cardiologia Clinica Villa dei Fiori, Acerra, Italy

Correspondence to Giovanni D. Aquaro, MD, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy, Via Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy Tel: +39 050 3152824; e-mail: aquaro@ftgm.it

Received 21 June, 2016

Revised 13 December, 2016

Accepted 14 December, 2016

© 2017 Italian Federation of Cardiology. All rights reserved.