Myocardial blood flow in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: quantitative assessment with velocity-encoded cine magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary sinus.

@article{Watzinger2005MyocardialBF,
  title={Myocardial blood flow in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: quantitative assessment with velocity-encoded cine magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary sinus.},
  author={Norbert Watzinger and Gunnar Lund and Maythem Saeed and Gautham Reddy and Philip A Araoz and Ming Yang and Alan B Schwartz and Martin Bedigian and Charles Higgins},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={347-53}
}
PURPOSE To quantify global myocardial perfusion using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) and to compare myocardial perfusion and microvascular reactivity with healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 19 subjects (healthy volunteers (N = 12) and IDC patients (N = 7)) were… CONTINUE READING