Regional wall motion and strain of transplanted hearts in pediatric patients using magnetic resonance tagging.

@article{Donofrio1999RegionalWM,
  title={Regional wall motion and strain of transplanted hearts in pediatric patients using magnetic resonance tagging.},
  author={Mary T. Donofrio and Bernard J. Clark and Claudio Ramaciotti and Marshall L. Jacobs and Kenneth E. Fellows and Paul Morris Weinberg and Mark A. Fogel},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={277 5},
  pages={
          R1481-7
        }
}
Abnormal ventricular systolic torsion is present during histological rejection in adult cardiac transplant patients. Because biomechanical properties of transplanted hearts in the baseline state have not been studied in children, pediatric patients were evaluated to quantify ventricular wall motion and strain. Eight transplant studies and eight normal controls were evaluated. Magnetic resonance tagging was performed to determine radial shortening, twist, and strain in four ventricular anatomic… 

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