CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Thoracic Aortic Disease

Apr 18, 2020 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Thoracic Aortic Disease

The anatomic and functional characteristics of the aorta, which may at first glance appear relatively straightforward, are now recognized to be complex. Recent insights from both modern imaging technology and…

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Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses

Apr 18, 2020 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) provides a noninvasive and three-dimensional (3D) assessment of masses involving the cardiac chambers, the pericardium, and extracardiac structures. CMR has become an established method to yield…

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic cardiomyopathy, is present in potentially as many as 1 : 200 individuals in the general population, and is caused by over 1400 mutations in at…

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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Cardiac Transplantation

Apr 18, 2020 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Cardiac Transplantation

Cardiac transplant recipients require lifelong surveillance for common and life-threatening posttransplant complications such as acute cardiac allograft rejection (ACAR) and coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV). Imaging plays an important role in…

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Myocarditis

Apr 18, 2020 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Myocarditis

Myocarditis (from Greek/Latin “inflammation of the heart muscle”) is commonly used for viral myocarditis, although there are numerous other heart conditions leading to myocardial inflammation, including acute ischemic injury, infiltrative…

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Apr 18, 2020 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a heritable heart muscle disease characterized by fibrofatty replacement of, predominantly, the right ventricular (RV) myocardium, which predisposes patients to potentially life-threatening arrhythmias and…

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