Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of myocardial elastic modulus and viscosity using displacement imaging and phase-contrast velocity mapping.

@article{Wen2005MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of myocardial elastic modulus and viscosity using displacement imaging and phase-contrast velocity mapping.},
  author={Han Harold Wen and Eric Bennett and Neal Epstein and Jonathan F. Plehn},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={538-48}
}
Approximately half of patients experiencing congestive heart failure present with a normal left ventricular ejection fraction. Perturbations in material properties affecting ventricular pressure/volume relationships likely play an important role in the "stiff heart syndrome" yet noninvasive tools permitting the accurate assessment of myocardial elasticity… CONTINUE READING