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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess the prognostic significance of midwall and infarct patterns of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in aortic stenosis. BACKGROUND Myocardial fibrosis occurs in aortic stenosis as part of the hypertrophic response. It can be detected by LGE, which is associated with an adverse prognosis in a range of other(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial black blood (BB) T2* relaxometry at 1.5T provides robust, reproducible and calibrated non-invasive assessment of cardiac iron burden. In vitro data has shown that like T2*, novel native Modified Look-Locker Inversion recovery (MOLLI) T1 shortens with increasing tissue iron. The relative merits of T1 and T2* are largely unexplored. We(More)
Background Abuse of anabolic steroids to induce skeletal muscle hypertrophy is widespread amongst recreational bodybuilders, however, the cardiac effects of such drugs have not been systematically documented. The ability of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to image the myocardium in any plane and achieve full myocardial coverage renders it the gold(More)
BACKGROUND T2* magnetic resonance of tissue iron concentration has improved the outcome of transfusion dependant anaemia patients. Clinical evaluation is performed at 1.5 T but scanners operating at 3 T are increasing in numbers. There is a paucity of data on the relative merits of iron quantification at 3 T vs 1.5 T. METHODS A total of 104 transfusion(More)
Background Although myocardial fibrosis identified by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) may predict adverse outcomes among patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), its precise role in risk stratification for sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains unresolved. Previous studies have relied on broad surrogate(More)
Background Interstitial fibrosis is a pathological hallmark of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and is thought to contribute to the abnormal myocardial mechanics seen in this patient group. T1-mapping now allows interstitial fibrosis to be detected non-invasively. Replacement fibrosis as identified by late gadolinium enhancement imaging has been associated(More)
Non-invasive assessment of interstitial myocardial fibrosis in pressure-overload left ventricular hypertrophy Andrew Jabbour, Tevfik F Ismail, Sofia V De Noronha, Carl Shakespeare, Sameer Zaman, Oluwatosin Sotubo, Saman S Zaman, Callum Ettles, Benjamin Hewins, Rick Wage, Ankur Gulati, Pedro F Ferreira, Pierre Croisille, Yanqiu Feng, Katsuya Norita, Raad H(More)
Background Interstitial myocardial fibrosis is a histological hallmark of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and may play an important role in adverse remodelling and progressive systolic dysfunction. T1-mapping enables noninvasive assessment of diffuse fibrosis by quantification of myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV). We hypothesized(More)
Methods Twenty one body-builders were studied 14 anabolic steroid users and 7 controls matched for age and training history. First pass CMR perfusion imaging was performed on a 1.5T Avanto (Siemens, Erlangen, Germany) after adenosine-induced hyperemia (140 mcg/kg/min) and at rest using a hybrid echo-planar imaging sequence. Images of the base, mid-ventricle(More)