Adriana D. M. Villa

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) is a quantitative technique tracking tissue voxel motion on standard steady-state free precession (SSFP) cine images to assess ventricular myocardial deformation. The importance of left atrial (LA) deformation assessment is increasingly recognized and can be assessed with(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular ischemia is one of the hallmarks of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and has been associated with poor outcome. However, myocardial fibrosis, seen on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), can be responsible for rest perfusion defects in up to 30% of patients with HCM, potentially leading to(More)
AIMS We sought to describe perfusion dyssynchrony analysis specifically to exploit the high temporal resolution of stress perfusion CMR. This novel approach detects differences in the temporal distribution of the wash-in of contrast agent across the left ventricular wall. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-eight patients with suspected coronary artery disease(More)
PURPOSE To propose a 3D quantitative high-resolution T1 mapping technique, called 3D SASHA (saturation-recovery single-shot acquisition), which combines a saturation recovery pulse with 1D-navigator-based-respiratory motion compensation to acquire the whole volume of the heart in free breathing. The sequence was tested and validated both in a T1 phantom and(More)
Background Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with significant associated morbidity and mortality. Increased maximal left ventricular wall thickness (LVWT) has been postulated as major risk factor of sudden death; however, relatives with normal LVWT are also at risk. Genetically driven interstitial collagenesis has been proposed as a possible(More)
Background Non-invasive imaging methods cannot reliably differentiate reliably between coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) and multi-vessel coronary artery disease (including left main coronary artery disease; CAD) as both these conditions may result in diffuse myocardial ischemia, which on visual and quantitative analysis can have a similar(More)
Background Perfusion dyssynchrony analysis provides a novel insight into the evaluation of myocardial ischaemia due to coronary artery disease (CAD). Perfusion dyssynchrony indices measure differences in the temporal distribution of the wash-in of contrast agents across the left ventricular wall. In a previous 2D study the temporal dyssynchrony of LV(More)
Background Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) is a quantitative technique tracking tissue voxel motion on standard steady-state free precession (SSFP) cine images to assess ventricular myocardial deformation. The importance of left atrial (LA) deformation assessment is increasingly recognized and can be assessed with(More)
Background The differential diagnosis of hypertrophic phenotype remains challenging in clinical practice, in particular between hypertrophy cardiomyopathy (HCM) and increased left ventricular wall thickness (LVWT) due to systemic hypertension. Diffuse myocardial fibrosis is the characteristic feature in HCM, whereas hypertensive response is underpinned by(More)
Background Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has a wide clinical spectrum. An important subgroup of patients are at risk of major complications and sudden cardiac death. However risk stratification in these patients is still a challenge. The degree of hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis are important predictors of prognosis. There are several papers showing(More)