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Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

, 12:20

First Online: 31 March 2010Received: 01 October 2009Accepted: 31 March 2010


BackgroundAs myocardial oxygenation may serve as a marker for ischemia and microvascular dysfunction, it could be clinically useful to have a non-invasive measure of changes in myocardial oxygenation. However, the impact of induced blood flow changes on oxygenation is not well understood. We used oxygenation-sensitive CMR to assess the relations between myocardial oxygenation and coronary sinus blood oxygen saturation SvO2 and coronary blood flow in a dog model in which hyperemia was induced by intracoronary administration of vasodilators.

ResultsDuring administration of acetylcholine and adenosine, CMR signal intensity correlated linearly with simultaneously measured SvO2 r = 0.74, P < 0.001. Both SvO2 and CMR signal intensity were exponentially related to coronary blood flow, with SvO2 approaching 87%.

ConclusionsMyocardial oxygenation as assessed with oxygenation-sensitive CMR imaging is linearly related to SvO2 and is exponentially related to vasodilator-induced increases of blood flow. Oxygenation-sensitive CMR may be useful to assess ischemia and microvascular function in patients. Its clinical utility should be evaluated.


CMRCardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

FOVField of view

Fr or FFrench

GRE-EPIGRadient Echo-Echo Planar Imaging

LCXLeft circumflex coronary artery

MRIMagnetic resonance imaging



SvO2Venous oxygen saturation

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