The utility and impact of comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in chronic total occlusion

  • Hannah Douglas

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This study is a 2-centre (Belfast Heart Centre and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary) prospective cohort observational study measuring differences within individual subjects at two points in time; at baseline and follow-up post intervention. The patient group of interest were those who had been referred for further management following diagnosis of chronic total occlusion coronary disease at angiography. Patients were identified for eligibility screening following angiography demonstrating CTO in any coronary territory. Those who had demonstration of both CTO-territory viability and inducible ischaemia at stress MRI were invited to consent for the study protocol.

Thesis embargoed until 31 July 2027.
Date of AwardJul 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SponsorsBelfast Health and Social Care Trust
SupervisorChris Watson (Supervisor) & Mark Harbinson (Supervisor)


  • chronic total occlusion
  • stress perfusion MRI
  • coronary artery disease

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