OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic accuracy of electron beam computed tomographic (CT) scanning of the coronary arteries and the relationship of coronary calcification to standard coronary disease risk factors and C-reactive protein (CRP) in the prediction of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events in… (More)
Pathologic studies have shown an increased lipid content in areas of myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to show the ability of precontrast T1-weighted MRI to noninvasively detect fat deposition in MI and show its association with infarct age. Thirty-two patients with MI were studied. Precontrast inversion-recovery (IR) cine steady-state free precession… (More)
Objective We investigated age related remodeling and associated changes in systolic and diastolic function and myocardial mechanics using cardiac MRI and echocardiography.
Thrombotic formations on atherosclerotic lesions of the thoracic aorta are potential sources of cerebral and systemic embolization. Especially younger patients without calci®cations of atherosclerotic plaques or coagulation disorders have a higher risk for embolization. Magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography are the diagnostic… (More)