Russell J . Everett

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OBJECTIVES Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was used to investigate the extracellular compartment and myocardial fibrosis in patients with aortic stenosis, as well as their association with other measures of left ventricular decompensation and mortality. BACKGROUND Progressive myocardial fibrosis drives the transition from hypertrophy to heart failure in(More)
Myocardial fibrosis can arise from a range of pathological processes and its presence correlates with adverse clinical outcomes. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) can provide a non-invasive assessment of cardiac structure, function, and tissue characteristics, which includes late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) techniques to identify focal irreversible(More)
Aortic stenosis (AS) is characterized by progressive narrowing of the valve and the hypertrophic response of the left ventricle (LV) that ensues (1). Although initially adaptive, the hypertrophic response ultimately decompensates and patients transition from hypertrophy to heart failure, symptom development, and adverse events. Pathology studies have(More)
This case highlights the importance of considering a wide differential diagnosis in a young patient with chest pain and an abnormal ECG. Rarer causes of myocarditis such as GCM should be sought in patients who develop ventricular arrhythmias or high-grade heart block because the treatment is different and dramatically influences outcome. Our patient is the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Aortic valve disease is the most common form of heart valve disease in developed countries. Imaging remains central to the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with both aortic stenosis and regurgitation and has traditionally been performed with echocardiography. Indeed, echocardiography remains the cornerstone of aortic valve(More)
Aims Asymmetric wall thickening has been described in patients with aortic stenosis. However, it remains poorly characterized and its prognostic implications are unclear. We hypothesized this pattern of adaptation is associated with advanced remodelling, left ventricular decompenzation, and a poor prognosis. Methods and results In a prospective(More)
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