Brain axonal and myelin evaluation in heart failure.

  title={Brain axonal and myelin evaluation in heart failure.},
  author={Rajesh Kumar and Mary A. Woo and Paul M Macey and Gregg C Fonarow and Michele A. Hamilton and Ronald M. Harper},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={307 1-2},
Although gray matter injury appears in heart failure (HF) patients, the presence, extent, and nature of axonal injury impacting on cardiovascular regulation and other functions is unclear. We performed diffusion tensor imaging (3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner) in 16 HF and 26 control subjects, and assessed whole-brain water diffusion parallel (axial diffusivity; axonal status) and perpendicular (radial diffusivity; myelin changes) to fibers. Regions with increased axial diffusivity… CONTINUE READING


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