Amedeo Chiribiri

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the diagnostic performance of a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) integrated protocol (IP) including coronary angiography (CTA) and stress-rest perfusion (CTP) with cardiac magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging (CMR-Perf) for detection of functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD). (More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare visual and quantitative analysis of high spatial resolution cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion at 3.0-T against invasively determined fractional flow reserve (FFR). BACKGROUND High spatial resolution CMR myocardial perfusion imaging for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) has(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare fully quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) measurements in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Absolute quantification of myocardial perfusion and MPR with PET have proven(More)
We sought to investigate the value of cardiac magnetic resonance to depict cardiac venous anatomy. For cardiac resynchronization therapy the lead for the left ventricle is usually placed by transvenous approach into a tributary of the coronary sinus (CS). Knowledge of the anatomy and variations of the cardiac venous system may facilitate the positioning of(More)
BACKGROUND The dual-bolus protocol enables accurate quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) by first-pass perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). However, despite the advantages and increasing demand for the dual-bolus method for accurate quantification of MBF, thus far, it has not been widely used in the field of quantitative perfusion(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 In patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), decisions regarding revascularisation are primarily driven by the severity and extent of coronary luminal stenoses as determined by invasive coronary angiography. More recently, revascularisation decisions based on invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) have shown improved event free(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to test the hypothesis that transmural perfusion gradients (TPG) on adenosine stress myocardial perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) predict hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) as defined by fractional flow reserve (FFR). BACKGROUND Myocardial ischemia affects the subendocardial layers of the left(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the inter-study reproducibility of MR feature tracking (MR-FT) derived left ventricular (LV) torsion and torsion rates for a combined assessment of systolic and diastolic myocardial function. METHODS Steady-state free precession (SSFP) cine LV short-axis stacks were acquired at 9:00 (Exam A), 9:30 (Exam B), and 14:00 (Exam C) in 16(More)
In the coronary circulation, when reperfusion follows ischemia, endothelial dysfunction occurs. This is characterized by a reduced endothelial release of nitric oxide and by an increased release of reactive oxygen species and endothelin. The reduced availability of nitric oxide leads to the adhesion of neutrophils to the vascular endothelium, platelet(More)