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Feature tracking MRI for right ventricle

Oktay Tutarel, Stefan Orwat, Robert M Radke, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Christina Vossler, Christoph Schülke, Helmut Baumgartner, Johann Bauersachs, Philipp Röntgen, Gerhard-Paul Diller
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic parameters of ventricular deformation of the systemic right ventricle (sRV) predict adverse clinical outcome in patients after atrial repair of transposition of the great arteries (TGA). We assessed myocardial deformation on cardiac MRI (CMR) and correlated these with clinical and conventional CMR parameters in TGA patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of CMR studies in 91 TGA patients (66% male; mean age 30.1±5.1years) at two tertiary adult congenital heart centers was conducted...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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