Laura Elizabeth Dobson

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BACKGROUND Surgery for severe mitral regurgitation is indicated if symptoms or left ventricular dilation or dysfunction occur. However, prognosis is already reduced by this stage, and earlier surgery on asymptomatic patients has been advocated if valve repair is likely, but identifying suitable patients for early surgery is difficult. Quantifying the(More)
BACKGROUND Athletic training leads to remodelling of both left and right ventricles with increased myocardial mass and cavity dilatation. Whether changes in cardiac strain parameters occur in response to training is less well established. In this study we investigated the relationship in trained athletes between cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)(More)
OBJECTIVE Silent myocardial infarction (MI) is a prevalent finding in patients with type 2 diabetes and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is the most validated technique for detection of silent MI, but is time-consuming, costly, and requires administration of(More)
BACKGROUND Diffuse myocardial fibrosis may be quantified with magnetic resonance (MR) by calculating extracellular volume (ECV) fraction from native and post-contrast T1 values. The ideal modified look-locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) sequence for deriving T1 values has not been determined. This study aims to establish if systematic differences exist(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a class I indication for replacement in patients when left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is preserved. However, symptom reporting is often equivocal and decision making can be challenging. We aimed to quantify myocardial deformation using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Microvascular obstruction (MVO) and intramyocardial haemorrhage (IMH) are associated with adverse prognosis, independently of infarct size after reperfused ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) is a well-established parameter of longitudinal function on echocardiography. OBJECTIVE We aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac adaptation to aortic stenosis (AS) appears to differ according to sex, but reverse remodeling after aortic valve replacement has not been extensively described. The aim of the study was to determine using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging whether any sex-related differences exist in AS in terms of left ventricular (LV) remodeling,(More)
Cardiac rehabilitation is an evidence-based intervention which has evolved over time and incorporates physical, psycho-social and educational components with the aim of improving the patients' functioning following a cardiac event. The evidence base for cardiac rehabilitation following acute myocardial infarction has been growing over the past half a(More)
OBJECTIVE The response of the RV following treatment of aortic stenosis is poorly defined, reflecting the challenge of accurate RV assessment. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is the established reference for imaging of RV volumes, mass and function. We sought to define the impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic(More)