Diagnosis in adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Prospective assessment of individual and combined roles of magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Hirsch1994DiagnosisIA,
  title={Diagnosis in adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Prospective assessment of individual and combined roles of magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Rafael Hirsch and Philip J. Kilner and M. S. Connelly and Andrew N Redington and Martin G St John Sutton and J. S. Somerville},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1994},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={2937-51}
}
BACKGROUND The inability to obtain complete diagnoses with transthoracic echocardiography in many adults with congenital heart disease provided the incentive to evaluate prospectively the individual and combined roles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as "second-line" techniques for unresolved diagnostic problems. METHODS AND RESULTS Eighty-five patients were studied; 81 had MRI with a 0.5-T magnet to obtain spin-echo images, cine-MRI, and flow… CONTINUE READING