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Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world

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A newly developed rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru, according to new research published August 29, 2018 in Journal of the American Heart Association. A rapid CMR protocol using contrast dye was used that measured cardiac structure, function and scarring. The rapid diagnostics worked with existing infrastructure, took 18 minutes and cost $150 per patient resulting in important changes in patient care.

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