Accuracy of aortic pulse wave velocity assessment with velocity-encoded MRI: validation in patients with Marfan syndrome


Introduction The leading cause of premature death in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) is aortic dissection and subsequent rupture after progressive aorta dilatation due to increased wall stiffening. Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV), defined as the systolic flow velocity wave front propagation speed through the aorta, is a marker of wall stiffness with proven… (More)

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