Novel cardiac nuclear magnetic resonance method for noninvasive assessment of myocardial fibrosis in hemodialysis patients.

@article{GrahamBrown2016NovelCN,
  title={Novel cardiac nuclear magnetic resonance method for noninvasive assessment of myocardial fibrosis in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={M P M Graham-Brown and Daniel S March and Darren R Churchward and David John Stensel and Anvesha Singh and Ranjit Arnold and James O Burton and Gerry P McCann},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2016},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={835-44}
}
Left ventricular hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis frequently occur in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis therapy and are associated with poor prognosis. Native T1 mapping is a novel cardiac magnetic resonance imaging technique that measures native myocardial T1 relaxation, a surrogate of myocardial fibrosis. Here we compared global and segmental native myocardial T1 time and global longitudinal, circumferential and segmental strain, and cardiac function of 35… CONTINUE READING