Assessment of diffuse myocardial fibrosis by using MR imaging in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis.

@article{Lee2015AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of diffuse myocardial fibrosis by using MR imaging in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis.},
  author={Seung-Pyo Lee and Whal Lee and Joo Myung Lee and Eun-Ah Park and Hyung Kwan Kim and Yong-Jin Kim and D G Sohn},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={274 2},
  pages={359-69}
}
PURPOSE To assess whether native T1 mapping provides noninvasive estimation of diffuse myocardial fibrosis and whether it correlates with subclinical myocardial dysfunction in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS The local institutional review board approved the study, and all patients gave informed consent. Eighty asymptomatic patients with moderate or severe AS and normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (mean age, 67 years; range, 31-81 years) and… CONTINUE READING