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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging congenital

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Flory Varela-Bulgarelli, Cary Barboza, Alfonso Gutierrez-Mata, Mark T Mackay, Franz Babl
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to describe clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of stroke in a tertiary emergency department (ED) of a developing country. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective case series of patients aged 1 month to 18 years presenting to an ED with radiological confirmed acute stroke during a 7-year period were studied. RESULTS: Ninety-five patients were identified. Twenty-five patients were excluded because of incomplete records (8) or not presenting via ED (17)...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Michael B Stokes, Nitesh Nerlekar, Stuart Moir, Karen S Teo
BACKGROUND: Imaging of the heart is important in the diagnosis and follow-up of a broad range of cardiac pathology. The authors discuss the growing role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in cardiology practice and its relevance to primary healthcare. OBJECTIVE: In this article we discuss the advantages of CMR over other imaging modalities, and give a brief description of the common CMR techniques and cardiac pathologies where CMR is especially useful. DISCUSSION: CMR provides specific advantages over other cardiac imaging modalities when evaluating pathology in congenital heart disease, cardiac masses, cardiomyopathies, and in some aspects of ischaemic and valvular heart diseases...
October 2016: Australian Family Physician
Chin Siang Ong, Sriram Shankar, James W L Yip, Edgar L W Tay, Lynette L S Teo, Swee Chye Quek
We report the case of a 23-year-old man who developed constrictive pericarditis within four months after pulmonary valve replacement and repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. He had previously undergone repair of tetralogy of Fallot in infancy. After an unsuccessful trial of medical management for persistent right heart failure, magnetic resonance imaging was done, which showed a thickened pericardium. He underwent a radical pericardiectomy with a good outcome. The case is presented to illustrate a less well-recognized cause of cardiac failure following congenital cardiac surgery, which may otherwise be attributed to the failure of surgery or residual complications...
September 19, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
Ersin Öztürk, Cahit Kafadar, Süleyman Tutar, Uğur Bozlar, Klaus D Hagspiel
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is most commonly performed for the evaluation of the coronary arteries; however, non-coronary cardiac pathologies are frequently detected on these scans. In cases where magnetic resonance imaging cannot be used, cardiac CT can serve as the first-line imaging modality to evaluate many non-coronary cardiac pathologies. In this article, we discuss congenital non-coronary abnormalities of the left heart and their cardiac CT imaging features.
September 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Nidhi Chauhan, Mahadev Singh Sen, Soumya Jhanda, Sandeep Grover
Neurodevelopmental disorders are known to have varied etiology. Among known etiologic causes, congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is reported to be one of the infections associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. CRS has been reported to be associated with large number of psychiatric manifestation. However, data from developing countries on psychiatric manifestations of CRS are nonexistent. In this report, we present the case of a 7-year-old boy, who presented with mental retardation, atypical autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...
April 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
Joyce T Johnson, Joshua D Robinson, Jie Deng, Cynthia K Rigsby
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance (cardiac MR) study including both late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and MR angiography may be indicated for patients with a history of acquired or congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To study the novel use of an extracellular agent for assessment of LGE combined with a blood pool contrast agent for detailed MR angiography evaluation to yield a comprehensive cardiac MR study in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed clinical cardiac MR studies utilizing extracellular and blood pool contrast agents and noted demographics, clinical data and adverse events...
August 30, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Mohammed Ebrahim, Sanjeet Hegde, Beth Printz, Mark Abcede, James A Proudfoot, Christopher Davis
Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output (CO) and particularly stroke volume (SV) remain difficult but potentially valuable. These variables can be particularly challenging to measure in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Impedance cardiography (IC) is a technique shown to be accurate in measuring SV in adults and in children with structurally normal hearts. The ease of use and rapidity of SV measurement using IC makes it potentially attractive for young patients with CHD. Advances in IC technology have led to more sophisticated signal-morphology IC (SMIC) devices that may further improve accuracy...
August 25, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Eric Han, Yu Gao, Kim-Lien Nguyen, J Paul Finn, Peng Hu
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a cardiac-respiratory self-gating strategy for the recently proposed multiphase steady-state imaging with contrast enhancement (MUSIC) technique. METHODS: The proposed SG strategy uses the ROtating Cartesian K-space (ROCK) sampling, which allows for retrospective k-space binning based on motion surrogates derived from k-space center line. The k-space bins are reconstructed using a compressed sensing algorithm. Ten pediatric patients underwent cardiac MRI for clinical reasons...
August 16, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Su-Zhen Dong, Ming Zhu
Fetal echocardiography is the method of choice to visualize the fetal congenital cardiovascular anomalies. However, there are some disadvantages. Fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to complement ultrasound in detecting congenital cardiovascular anomalies. This pictorial review draws on our experience about fetal cardiac MRI; it describes the four-chamber view on fetal cardiac MRI and important clues on an abnormal four-chamber view to the diagnosis of fetal congenital cardiovascular anomalies...
2016: SpringerPlus
Christian Hamilton-Craig, Jonathan Chan
Cardiac imaging is a rapidly evolving field, with improvements in the diagnostic capabilities of non-invasive cardiac assessment. We review the two main emerging technologies in cardiac imaging: computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) to evaluate chest symptoms and to exclude coronary artery disease; and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for evaluating cardiac morphology, function and presence of scar. CTCA is an excellent "rule out" test, with a negative predictive value approaching 100%. Radiation exposure is no longer a concern for CTCA, with doses routinely < 5 mSv, and as low as < 1 mSv in selected patients...
August 1, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
Joanna M Joly, Vera Bittner
Although differences diminish with age, outcomes are overall worse for women compared to men who present with suspected acute coronary syndrome. The reasons for this discrepancy are multifactorial, including sex-related differences in atherosclerosis biology and fluid dynamics, as well as a premature conclusion by providers that chest pain must be noncardiac in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. In this review of existing literature, we explore the diverse differential diagnosis in this unique set of patients...
September 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
Prabhakar Rajiah, Samreen Raza, Sachin S Saboo, Brian Ghoshhajra, Suhny Abbara
Cardiomyopathies refer to a variety of myocardial disorders without underlying coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension, or congenital heart disease. Several imaging modalities are available, but cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has now established itself as a crucial imaging technique in the evaluation of several cardiomyopathies. It not only provides comprehensive information on structure and function, but also can perform tissue characterization, which helps in establishing the etiology of cardiomyopathy...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
James Wong, Pablo Lamata, Rahul H Rathod, Sophie Bertaud, Nathalie Dedieu, Hannah Bellsham-Revell, Kuberan Pushparajah, Reza Razavi, Tarique Hussain, Tobias Schaeffter, Andrew J Powell, Tal Geva, Gerald F Greil
OBJECTIVES: The Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is performed either via a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RVPA) conduit or a modified Blalock-Taussig (MBT) shunt. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data was used to assess the effects of the RVPA conduit on ventricular shape and function through a computational analysis of anatomy and assessment of indices of strain. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 93 CMR scans of subjects with HLHS was performed (59 with MBT shunt, 34 with RVPA conduit), incorporating data at varying stages of surgery from two congenital centres...
July 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
L Armstrong, J C L Rodrigues, C B Lawton, J Tyrell-Price, M C K Hamilton, N E Manghat
AIM: To investigate whether time-resolved angiography with interleaved stochastic trajectories (TWIST) with GeneRalised Autocalibrating Partially Parallel Acquisitions (GRAPPA) parallel acquisition could be used successfully to non-invasively and efficiently image patients with more complex vascular access issues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TWIST magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the GRAPPA algorithm was performed on 15 patients at our centre using the 1.5 T Siemens Magnetom Avanto MRI system...
November 2016: Clinical Radiology
Nagaraja Moorthy, Sandeep Jain, Zafar Neyaz, Sunil Kumar, Pravin K Goel
Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a congenital cardiomyopathy characterized by deep ventricular trabeculations thought to be due to an arrest of myocardial morphogenesis. Integration of various cardiac imaging modalities such as echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging help in the diagnosis of this rare clinical entity. We describe a child with rare variant of LVNC with predominant involvement of interventricular septum resulting in multiple ventricular septal defects...
July 2015: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
Catherine M Avitabile, Kevin K Whitehead, Mark A Fogel, Daniel W Kim, Timothy S Kim, Julian D Rose, Marc S Keller, Gregory L Fu, Matthew A Harris
Holodiastolic flow reversal in the descending aorta on echocardiogram suggests significant aortic regurgitation. The study aim was to determine whether the presence of holodiastolic flow reversal on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlates with aortic valve regurgitant fraction. We retrospectively reviewed 166 cardiac MRIs (64 % male, age 14.1 ± 9.5 years) from January 2011 to May 2012 where velocity mapping was acquired at both the aortic valve and the descending aorta at the level of the diaphragm...
October 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Lasya Gaur, Lauren Talemal, Dorothy Bulas, Mary T Donofrio
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal cardiac axis and/or malposition prompts evaluation of congenital heart disease; however, etiology may be difficult to clarify using obstetrical ultrasound or fetal echocardiography (echo) alone. We aimed to use fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a complementary tool to identify causes of cardiac malposition. METHODS: Review of fetuses diagnosed with cardiac malposition by fetal ultrasound and echo was performed. Etiology was classified as either because of heterotaxy syndrome or extracardiac masses...
August 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Emile C A Nyns, Andreea Dragulescu, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
Right ventricular (RV) volume and function evaluation is essential in the follow-up of patients after arterial switch operation (ASO) for dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA). Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging using the Simpson's method is the gold-standard for measuring these parameters. However, this method can be challenging and time-consuming, especially in congenital heart disease. Knowledge-based reconstruction (KBR) is an alternative method to derive volumes from CMR datasets. It is based on the identification of a finite number of anatomical RV landmarks in various planes, followed by computer-based reconstruction of the endocardial contours by matching these landmarks with a reference library of representative RV shapes...
June 2, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Jan L Bruse, Kristin McLeod, Giovanni Biglino, Hopewell N Ntsinjana, Claudio Capelli, Tain-Yen Hsia, Maxime Sermesant, Xavier Pennec, Andrew M Taylor, Silvia Schievano
BACKGROUND: Medical image analysis in clinical practice is commonly carried out on 2D image data, without fully exploiting the detailed 3D anatomical information that is provided by modern non-invasive medical imaging techniques. In this paper, a statistical shape analysis method is presented, which enables the extraction of 3D anatomical shape features from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) image data, with no need for manual landmarking. The method was applied to repaired aortic coarctation arches that present complex shapes, with the aim of capturing shape features as biomarkers of potential functional relevance...
2016: BMC Medical Imaging
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