Global and regional putamen volume loss in patients with heart failure.

  title={Global and regional putamen volume loss in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Rajesh Kumar and Haidang D Nguyen and Jennifer A. Ogren and Paul M Macey and Paul M. Thompson and Gregg C Fonarow and Michele A. Hamilton and Ronald M. Harper and Mary A. Woo},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  volume={13 6},
AIMS Heart failure (HF) is accompanied by diminished cognitive, motor, learning, emotional, and planning deficits, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A basal ganglia structure, the putamen, serves many functions that are affected in HF, but its global or localized structural integrity is unknown. Our aim was to evaluate global and regional putamen volume differences in HF over control subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS We collected two high-resolution T1-weighted scans… CONTINUE READING

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