Bram Ruijsink

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PURPOSE To present a method that uses a novel free-running self-gated acquisition to achieve isotropic resolution in whole heart 3D Cartesian cardiac CINE MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS 3D cardiac CINE MRI using navigator gating results in long acquisition times. Recently, several frameworks based on self-gated non-Cartesian trajectories have been proposed to(More)
BACKGROUND Children with a single systemic right ventricle, such as in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), frequently experience reduced exercise capacity. Elucidating the causes could help with optimising treatment strategies. METHODS Prospective data from 10 consecutive symptomatic patients with HLHS undergoing clinical cardiac magnetic resonance(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitral valve anatomy has a significant impact on potential surgical options for patients with hypoplastic or borderline left ventricle. Papillary muscle morphology is a major component regarding this aspect. The purpose of this study was to use cardiac magnetic resonance to describe the differences in papillary muscle anatomy between normal,(More)
Background Left atrium (LA) size and function are powerful biomarkers of cardiovascular outcomes in many diseases. We sought to determine if the expected age-associated increase in arterial stiffness (AS) and left ventricular (LV)-LA afterload leads to corresponding effects on LA function and this can be measured with cardiovascular magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Although cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) represents a promising alternative approach to fluoroscopy guidance, simultaneous high contrast visualization of catheter, soft tissue and the blood pool remains challenging. In this study, a(More)
Background The systemic right ventricle (RV) in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is prone to failure. The complex geometry and contraction pattern of the systemic RV makes identification of patients at risk for failure challenging, especially in the light of radical changes in loading conditions during staged palliation. MRI allows for(More)
Background Conventional 2 dimensional (2D) cine MRI of myocardial motion is limited in its ability to describe the complex 3 dimensional (3D) motion of the heart due to sparse coverage and inconsistent breath-holding. So far, clinical feasibility of 3D cine imaging has been limited due to the long acquisition times and requirements for acceleration(More)
OBJECTIVE The hybrid approach for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) could theoretically result in better preservation of right ventricular (RV) function then the Norwood procedure. The aim of this study was to compare echocardiographic indices of RV size and function in patients after Norwood and hybrid throughout all stages of palliation. METHODS 76(More)
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