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MR spectroscopy is the only method that allows for the noninvasive study of cardiac metabolism in the human heart without the use of external radioactive tracers. 31P-spectroscopy allows to examine the high-energy phosphates ATP and phosphocreatine. Clinical studies with 31P-spectroscopy have focused on three areas: heart failure, valve disease and coronary artery disease. Whether MR spectroscopy will become a routine diagnostic tool in the future remains to be determined.


Journal article


Z Kardiol

Publication Date



89 Suppl 1


74 - 77


Energy Metabolism, Heart Diseases, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Myocardium