Author + information
- Thierry H. Le Jemtel, MD⁎ (, )
- Margherita Padeletti, MD and
- Sanja Jelic, MD
- ↵⁎Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-48, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
We appreciate the interest of Drs. Ntim and Hundley for our recent study (1) and agree with their helpful comments. We did not mention cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as an alternative imaging approach in patients with a technically inadequate echocardiographic study because CMR is not as readily available to cardiologists as is radionuclide ventriculography. When readily available and not contraindicated, CMR can certainly provide the needed information.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation