Detection of myocardial fibrosis in systemic sclerosis by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Nassenstein2008DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of myocardial fibrosis in systemic sclerosis by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Kai Nassenstein and Frank Breuckmann and Michael Huger and Susanne Ladd and Thomas Wilfried Schlosser and Alexander Kreuter and J{\"o}rg Barkhausen},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 12},
  pages={1054-60}
}
PURPOSE Our study aimed to assess the prevalence and pattern of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) as an in vivo correlate of myocardial fibrosis in cardiac asymptomatic patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). MATERIALS AND METHODS Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was successfully performed in 34 patients (30 female, 4 male, mean age of 54 +/- 14 years) with proven SSc and in controls with matching age, sex and cardiovascular risk factors. All examinations were performed on a 1.5 T MR system… CONTINUE READING

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