George Katsimaglis

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BACKGROUND The advent of fibrin-binding molecular magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents and advances in coronary MRI techniques offers the potential for direct imaging of coronary thrombosis. We tested the feasibility of this approach using a gadolinium (Gd)-based fibrin-binding contrast agent, EP-2104R (EPIX Medical Inc), in a swine model of coronary(More)
Left atrial (LA) volume is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, particularly atrial fibrillation. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) visualizes the LA, but the validity of LA volume measurements using this technique has not been evaluated. We performed CE-MRA and cine magnetic resonance (MR) in 18 consecutive patients referred(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to develop a reproducible method for characterizing the anatomy of the proximal pulmonary veins. BACKGROUND Contrast-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) is a commonly requested test before and after radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. While CE-MRA readily visualizes the(More)
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