Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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• CMR employs multiple techniques in HCM patients to assess LV/RV cardiac function, hypertrophy, morphology, flow, velocities, perfusion, and fibrosis. • Clinical application includes detecting early phenotype expression, characterizing established…

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Iron Cardiomyopathy

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• Iron cardiomyopathy remains the leading cause of death in transfusional siderosis. • Heart and endocrine gland iron overload occurs from chronic exposure to nontransferrin bound iron. • Different organs…

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Simple Congenital Heart Disease

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• The distinction between “simple” and “complex” congenital heart disease is not well defined. In this chapter, simple congenital heart disease describes uncomplicated anatomic defects or shunt lesions that are…

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Myocarditis

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• Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can be used to assess myocardial inflammation. • A single CMR study provides comprehensive information on ventricular size, morphology, function, pericardial involvement, and inflammatory activity….

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Complex Congenital Heart Disease

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• Anatomic delineation of complex CHD is just that–complex. No assumptions should be made regarding anatomy; segments (atria, ventricles, and great vessels), intersegmental connections (atria-to-ventricle and ventricle-to-great vessel), and venous…

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Myocardial Masses

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• The diagnosis of an intracardiac mass requires definition of location, extent, hemodynamic effect, and tissue characteristics. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is ideally suited to provide this information. • CMR…

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Atria and Pulmonary Veins

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• Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is an excellent imaging modality for defining pulmonary venous anatomy before pulmonary vein isolation for treatment of atrial fibrillation. • Pulmonary vein stenosis, a possible…

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Normal Vessel Anatomy

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• Optimal visualization of normal vascular anatomy with magnetic resonance angiography can be achieved with gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) techniques, phased array surface coils, and parallel imaging. • Three-dimensional reconstruction techniques…

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