Assessment of mitral bioprostheses using cardiovascular magnetic resonance

  title={Assessment of mitral bioprostheses using cardiovascular magnetic resonance},
  author={Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff and Andre Rudolph and Ralf Wassmuth and Jeanette Schulz-Menger},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance},
BACKGROUND The orifice area of mitral bioprostheses provides important information regarding their hemodynamic performance. It is usually calculated by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), however, accurate and reproducible determination may be challenging. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been proven as an accurate alternative for assessing aortic bioprostheses. However, whether CMR can be similarly applied for bioprostheses in the mitral position, particularly in the presence of… CONTINUE READING