Magnetic resonance imaging in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging in pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Bouchard and Charles Higgins and Benjamin F. Byrd and Eugenio G. Amparo and L Osaki and Robert Axelrod},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={56 15},
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to examine the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries in 17 patients with pulmonary artery (PA) hypertension documented by cardiac catheterization. The study population consisted of 7 patients with primary pulmonary hypertension, 7 with Eisenmenger's syndrome and 3 with pulmonary hypertension secondary to lung disease. The MRI studies of patients were compared with those of 10 normal volunteers. Multislice gated transaxial images encompassed the right… CONTINUE READING


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