E W Akins

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Bacterial endocarditis usually affects the valve leaflets, but erosion into the valve anulus and adjacent myocardium may form a myocardial abscess. Perivalvular abscesses can drain into the ventricles or aorta, forming a life-threatening pseudoaneurysm. We reviewed our experience with cardiac MR imaging of this disorder. Fourteen patients with complicated(More)
The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and localize healed myocardial infarction (MI) was assessed. Seventeen consecutive patients with healed MI assessed by biplane contrast ventriculography underwent MRI using oblique imaging planes. Seven normal subjects underwent MRI as controls. In each patient, ventriculography identified regional(More)
The limitations of angiography, when it is used as the sole method of vascular assessment, are increasingly apparent as vascular intervention becomes more sophisticated. Angioscopy could be an adjunctive diagnostic modality by differentiating among thrombus, dissection, and atheroma, and by monitoring the response to therapy. However, angioscopy requires a(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was clinically useful in a case of aortic annular pseudoaneurysm complicating bacterial endocarditis. The MRI findings were proven by angiography and surgery. Although surgical correction was attempted, the aneurysm recurred and has been followed by MRI and two-dimensional echocardiography. In addition to(More)