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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058227/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-transplanted-pediatric-heart-as-a-potential-predictor-of-rejection
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Steven C Greenway, Frederic Dallaire, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Monali Warade, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
AIM: To evaluate cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a non-invasive tool to detect acute cellular rejection (ACR) in children after heart transplant (HT). METHODS: Thirty pediatric HT recipients underwent CMR at the time of surveillance endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and results were compared to 14 non-transplant controls. Biventricular volumes, ejection fractions (EFs), T2-weighted signal intensities, native T1 times, extracellular volumes (ECVs) and presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were compared between patients and controls and between patients with International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) grade ≥ 2R rejection and those with grade 0/1R...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050692/effect-of-inversion-time-on-the-precision-of-myocardial-late-gadolinium-enhancement-quantification-evaluated-with-synthetic-inversion-recovery-mr-imaging
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Akos Varga-Szemes, Rob J van der Geest, U Joseph Schoepf, Bruce S Spottiswoode, Carlo N De Cecco, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Julian L Wichmann, Stefanie Mangold, Stephen R Fuller, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Bela Merkely, Sheldon E Litwin, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Pal Suranyi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of inversion time (TI) on the precision of myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) quantification using synthetic inversion recovery (IR) imaging in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Fifty-three patients with suspected prior MI underwent 1.5-T cardiac MRI with conventional magnitude (MagIR) and phase-sensitive IR (PSIR) LGE imaging and T1 mapping at 15 min post-contrast. T1-based synthetic MagIR and PSIR images were calculated with a TI ranging from -100 to +150 ms at 5-ms intervals relative to the optimal TI (TI0)...
January 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017348/late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-the%C3%A2-risk-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-or-sudden%C3%A2-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Di Marco, Ignasi Anguera, Matthias Schmitt, Igor Klem, Thomas Neilan, James A White, Marek Sramko, Pier Giorgio Masci, Andrea Barison, Peter Mckenna, Ify Mordi, Kristina H Haugaa, Francisco Leyva, Jorge Rodriguez Capitán, Hiroshi Satoh, Takeru Nabeta, Paolo Domenico Dallaglio, Niall G Campbell, Xavier Sabaté, Ángel Cequier
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and ventricular arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for SCD in DCM needs to be improved. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. A systematic search of PubMed and Ovid was performed, and observational studies that analyzed the arrhythmic endpoint (sustained ventricular arrhythmia, appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator [ICD] therapy, or SCD) in patients with DCM, stratified by the presence or absence of LGE, were included...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008199/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis-an-evaluation-of-the-cardiac-segments-and-layers-that-exhibit-late-gadolinium-enhancement
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Tomohiro Komada, Kojiro Suzuki, Hiroaki Ishiguchi, Hisashi Kawai, Takahiro Okumura, Akihiro Hirashiki, Shinji Naganawa
Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) can cause sudden death, which is the leading cause of mortality in patients with sarcoidosis in Japan. However, it is difficult to diagnose CS because of the lack of a sensitive diagnostic method for the condition. Late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrates improved sensitivity for diagnosing CS. Therefore, it is important to know the late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) characteristics of CS on cardiac MR images in order to diagnose CS accurately. In this study, we investigated the most common sites of LGE on cardiac MR images in CS...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004791/free-triiodothyronine-level-correlates-with-myocardial-injury-and-prognosis-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-evidence-from-cardiac-mri-and-spect-pet-imaging
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Wenyao Wang, Haixia Guan, Wei Fang, Kuo Zhang, A Martin Gerdes, Giorgio Iervasi, Yi-Da Tang
Thyroid dysfunction is associated with poor prognosis in heart failure, but theories of mechanisms are mainly based on animal experiments, not on human level. We aimed to explore the relation between thyroid function and myocardial injuries in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Myocardial fibrosis was detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) MRI, and myocardial perfusion/metabolism was evaluated by (99m)Tc-MIBI SPECT /(18)F-FDG PET imaging...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999110/subclinical-disease-burden-as-assessed-by-whole-body-mri-in-subjects-with-prediabetes-subjects-with-diabetes-and-normal-control-subjects-from-the-general-population-the-kora-mri-study
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Fabian Bamberg, Holger Hetterich, Susanne Rospleszcz, Roberto Lorbeer, Sigrid D Auweter, Christopher L Schlett, Anina Schafnitzel, Christian Bayerl, Andreas Schindler, Tobias Saam, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Wieland Sommer, Tanja Zitzelsberger, Jürgen Machann, Michael Ingrisch, Sonja Selder, Wolfgang Rathmann, Margit Heier, Birgit Linkohr, Christa Meisinger, Christian Weber, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Steffen Massberg, Maximilian F Reiser, Annette Peters
Detailed pathophysiological manifestations of early disease in the context of prediabetes are poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate the extent of early signs of metabolic and cardio-cerebrovascular complications affecting multiple organs in individuals with prediabetes. Subjects without a history of stroke, coronary artery disease, or peripheral artery disease were enrolled in a case-control study nested within the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) FF4 cohort and underwent comprehensive MRI assessment to characterize cerebral parameters (white matter lesions, microbleeds), cardiovascular parameters (carotid plaque, left ventricular function, and myocardial late gadolinium enhancement [LGE]), and metabolic parameters (hepatic proton-density fat fraction [PDFF] and subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat)...
January 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994968/a-retrospective-study-cardiac-mri-of-fulminant-myocarditis-in-children-can-we-evaluate-the-short-term-outcomes
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Haipeng Wang, Bin Zhao, Haipeng Jia, Fei Gao, Junyu Zhao, Cuiyan Wang
BACKGROUND: Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium that results in ventricular systolic dysfunction and causes acute-onset heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the primary noninvasive tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of myocarditis. The aim of our study was to assess the CMR findings at different course of FM and the short-term outcomes of fulminant myocarditis (FM) in children. METHODS: Eight FM children with CMR examinations were included in our study...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974896/echocardiography-as-a-screening-test-for-myocardial-scarring-in-children-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Gregory Compton, Lynne Nield, Andreea Dragulescu, Lee Benson, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
Introduction. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is burdened with morbidity and mortality including tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. These complications are attributed in part to the formation of proarrhythmic scars in the myocardium. The presence of extensive LGE is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in HCM. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) is the standard for the noninvasive evaluation of myocardial scars. However, echocardiography represents an attractive screening tool for myocardial scarring...
2016: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940336/myocardial-t1-measurement-predicts-beneficial-lv-remodeling-after-long-term-heart-failure-therapy
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William S Bradham, Susan P Bell, Douglas W Adkisson, Holly M Smith, Frank E Harrell, Mark A Lawson, Henry Ooi, Douglas B Sawyer, Marvin W Kronenberg
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the hypothesis that interstitial myocardial fibrosis measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) predicts left ventricular (LV) beneficial remodeling in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) after heart failure (HF) treatment including mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA). BACKGROUND: The myocardial longitudinal relaxation time (T1) on CMR, can quantify myocardial fibrosis in the presence or absence of visually detectable late gadolinium (Gd) enhancement (LGE) MRA treatment produces beneficial remodeling in NIDCM...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905543/rapid-functional-cardiac-imaging-after-gadolinium-injection-evaluation-of-a-highly-accelerated-sequence-with-sparse-data-sampling-and-iterative-reconstruction
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Johannes Budjan, Holger Haubenreisser, Thomas Henzler, Sonja Sudarski, Michaela Schmidt, Christina Doesch, Ibrahim Akin, Martin Borggrefe, Nadja M Meßner, Stefan O Schoenberg, Ulrike I Attenberger, Theano Papavassiliu
To generate a patient-friendly, time-efficient cardiac MRI examination protocol, a highly accelerated real-time CINE MR sequence (SSIR) was acquired in the idle time in between contrast injection and late gadolinium enhancement phase. 20 consecutive patients underwent a cardiac MRI examination including a multi-breath-hold sequence as gold standard (Ref) as well as SSIR sequences with (SSIR-BH) and without breath-hold (SSIR-nonBH). SSIR sequences were acquired 4 minutes after gadolinium injection. Right- (RV) and left-ventricular (LV) volumetric functional parameters were evaluated and compared between Ref and SSIR sequences...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889555/correlation-between-microvascular-dysfunction-and-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-non-ischemic-heart-failure-patients-with-cardiac-fibrosis
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Kyoko Hirakawa, Megumi Yamamuro, Tomoaki Uemura, Seiji Takashio, Koichi Kaikita, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Mina Nakayama, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Seiji Hokimoto, Kenichi Tsujita
BACKGROUNDS: The relationship between microvascular dysfunction and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels remains unclear in heart failure (HF) patients with cardiac fibrosis. METHODS: This study evaluated 55 consecutive non-ischemic HF patients in an effort to determine the relationship between endothelial independent coronary microvascular dysfunction and plasma BNP levels, as well as whether each measure is correlated with myocardial fibrosis. We evaluated plasma BNP levels in patients with stable HF...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818475/sector-based-assessment-of-infarct-size-on-late-gadolinium-enhancement-mri-in-a-mouse-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Cheongsoo Park, Eun-Hye Park, Kiyuk Chang, Kwan Soo Hong
Scoring of myocardial infarction (MI) disease extent in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images has been generally presented in terms of area-based infarct size. However, gradual thinning of the infarcted wall and compensatory hypertrophy of the noninfarcted remote wall during left ventricular (LV) remodeling after MI complicate the accuracy of infarct size measurement. In this study, we measured and compared infarct sizes in mice on late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) images using area-, length-, and radial sector-based methods...
December 2, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816171/reliable-exclusion-of-prognostically-significant-coronary-disease-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-by-cardiac-mri
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A C M Thompson, J G Crilley, D W Wilson, A P S Hungin, A Fuat, J J M Murphy
AIM: To assess the ability of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to exclude prognostically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of patients who underwent both X-ray angiography and CMR since 2006 was reviewed retrospectively. Records of those with European criteria for LVSD (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <50% or LV end-diastolic volume index [LVEDVI] ≥97 ml/m(2)) on CMR or transthoracic echo were analysed...
February 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801994/clinical-evaluation-of-three-dimensional-late-enhancement-mri
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Konstantinos Bratis, Markus Henningsson, Chrisanthos Grigoratos, Matteo Dell' Omodarme, Konstantinos Chasapides, Rene Botnar, Eike Nagel
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic value of three-dimensional late enhancement (3D-LGE) for the detection of myocardial necrosis in a routine clinical setting. 3D-LGE has been proposed as a novel magnetic resonance (MR) technique for the accurate detection of myocardial scar in both the ventricles and atria. Its performance in clinical practice has been poorly examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients referred for cardiac MR examination including scar imaging were prospectively enrolled...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793097/myocardial-lipid-content-in-fabry-disease-a-combined-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-and-mr-imaging-study-at-3-tesla
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B Petritsch, H Köstler, A M Weng, M Horn, T Gassenmaier, A S Kunz, F Weidemann, C Wanner, T A Bley, M Beer
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is characterized by a progressive deposition of sphingolipids in different organ systems, whereby cardiac involvement leads to death. We hypothesize that lysosomal storage of sphingolipids in the heart as occurring in Fabry disease does not reflect in higher cardiac lipid concentrations detectable by (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) at 3 Tesla. METHODS: Myocardial lipid content was quantified in vivo by (1)H-MRS in 30 patients (12 male, 18 female; 18 patients treated with enzyme replacement therapy) with genetically proven Fabry disease and in 30 healthy controls...
October 28, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743139/myocardial-strain-pattern-in-patients-with-cardiac-amyloidosis-secondary-to-multiple-myeloma-a-cardiac-mri-feature-tracking-study
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Sabha Bhatti, Srikanth Vallurupalli, Stephanie Ambach, Adam Magier, Evan Watts, Vien Truong, Abdul Hakeem, Wojciech Mazur
Cardiac MRI is frequently used in the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis. Feature tracking is a novel method of analyzing myocardial strain at the myocardial borders. We investigated myocardial deformation mechanics of both the right and left ventricles in patients with multiple myeloma with suspected cardiac amyloidosis. Comprehensive strain analysis was performed in 43 patients with multiple myeloma and suspected cardiac amyloidosis. MRI strain by feature tracking was measured using 2D cardiac performance analysis MR software (Tomtec, Germany)...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742424/long-term-prognostic-value-of-late-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-and-without-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Seung-Ah Lee, Yeonyee E Yoon, Jung-Eun Kim, Jin Joo Park, Il-Young Oh, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Jung-Won Suh, Jun-Sung Kim, Eun Ju Chun, Young-Suk Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, Cheong Lim, Goo-Young Cho, In-Ho Chae, Kay-Hyun Park, Dong-Ju Choi, Sang Il Choi
The value of late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the prediction of functional recovery after surgical revascularization has been previously established. However, the impact of LGE-MRI on the long-term prognosis after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains incompletely understood. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the long-term prognostic value of LGE-MRI, based on the presence or absence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing CABG...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741021/left-atrial-performance-in-the-course-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-relation-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Johannes T Kowallick, Miguel Silva Vieira, Shelby Kutty, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfu, Amedeo Chiribiri, Andreas Schuster
OBJECTIVES: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with left atrial (LA) functional abnormalities. The determinants and the degree of LA dysfunction in the course of HCM are not fully understood. We aimed to characterize LA mechanics in HCM, according to the extent of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and fibrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-three HCM patients and 23 age- and sex-matched controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)...
October 12, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738810/left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-presence-of-myocardial-necrosis-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-correctly-risk-stratify-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-a-multi-center-all-comers-trial
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Dominik Buckert, Sebastian Kelle, Sebastian Buss, Grigorios Korosoglou, Rolf Gebker, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Hugo Katus, Burkert Pieske, Peter Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has become a diagnostic modality that allows for prognostic risk stratification in various cardiac diseases. CMR derived detection of myocardial necrosis by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and assessment of left ventricular functional parameters such as left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have been proven to be significantly associated with outcome and prognosis. Our study focusses on the validation of specific thresholds for these parameters in a multi-center daily all-comers cohort of stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690324/t-rho-and-magnetization-transfer-and-inversion-recovery-traminer-prepared-imaging-a-novel-contrast-enhanced-flow-independent-dark-blood-technique-for-the-evaluation-of-myocardial-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
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Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Wolfgang G Rehwald, U Joseph Schoepf, Pal Suranyi, Sheldon E Litwin, Carlo N De Cecco, Julian L Wichmann, Stefanie Mangold, Damiano Caruso, Stephen R Fuller, Richard R Bayer 2nd, Akos Varga-Szemes
PURPOSE: To evaluate a new dark-blood late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique called "T(Rho) And Magnetization transfer and INvErsion Recovery" (TRAMINER) for the ability to detect myocardial LGE versus standard "bright-blood" inversion recovery (SIR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant prospective study included 40 patients (62 ± 14 years [mean ± standard deviation (SD)], 29 males) with suspected myocardial infarction (MI) referred for the assessment of myocardial viability...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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