Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in valvular heart disease.

  title={Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in valvular heart disease.},
  author={Juha W. Koskenvuo and Vesa M. J{\"a}rvinen and Jussi P. P{\"a}rkk{\"a} and Tuomas O Kiviniemi and Jaakko J. Hartiala},
  journal={Clinical physiology and functional imaging},
  volume={29 4},
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has rapidly gained acceptance as an accurate, reproducible and non-invasive imaging method for assessment of a wide range of cardiovascular diseases. However, CMR has not been used widely for diagnostic purposes in valvular heart disease (VHD). Unlike echocardiography it has no body habitus-related limitations and can thus be used to complement echocardiography. It is an especially good alternative for clinical follow-up in patients with VHD, as it… CONTINUE READING

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