BACKGROUND Early detection of diastolic dysfunction is crucial for patients with incipient heart failure. Although this evaluation could be performed from phase-contrast (PC) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) data, its usefulness in clinical routine is not yet established, mainly because the interpretation of such data remains mostly based on manual… (More)
3D myocardial wall stress assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance and non invasive aortic blood pressure in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis
Relationship with age and comparison of phase-contrast -CMR and Doppler-echocardiography derived left ventricular diastolic function parameters in asympto-matic individuals with preserved ejection fraction.
Accurate quantification of aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is crucial for relevant patients management. We hypothesized that automated analysis of phase-contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance (PC-CMR) data might provide accurate AVS evaluation in agreement with the well established transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We studied 74 subjects (53 AVS… (More)
Objectives To compare phase contrast magnetic resonance (PCMR) evaluation of tricuspid inflow against echocardiographic measurements and to assess age-related changes in right ventricular (RV) diastolic function evaluated by both techniques.
Objective To evaluate the direct relation between proximal aortic function and left ventricular diastolic function in individuals with normal LVEF free of overt cardiovascular disease.
The 3d left ventricular geometry integrated in myocardial wall stress estimation is more sensitive than end diastolic mass/volume ratio to characterize afterload-related left ventricular remodeling Purpose To analyze left ventricular (LV) remodeling using an accurate 3D evaluation of afterload-related changes in LV geometry.