Assessment of Coronary Flow Reserve in the Coronary Sinus by Cine 3T-Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Young Adults after Surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot

@article{Cuypers2011AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of Coronary Flow Reserve in the Coronary Sinus by Cine 3T-Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Young Adults after Surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot},
  author={Jochem Cuypers and Elisabeth Leirgul and Stig F Samn\oy and Terje Hjalmar Larsen and Ansgar Berg and Ingram Schulze-Neick and Gottfried Greve},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={65-74}
}
This study aimed to evaluate CFR by assessing blood flow in the coronary sinus and systemic endothelial function measured by FMD of the brachial artery in an open prospective study of 10 control subjects and 10 patients (ages, 15–25 years) who have undergone surgical TOF repair. Reduced ventricular function, impaired exercise capacity, and ventricular arrhythmia have been proposed as risk factors for sudden cardiac death after surgical repair of TOF. Some of this may be related to impaired… CONTINUE READING