Magnetic resonance imaging of valvular heart disease.

Bidragets oversatte titel: Magnetic resonance imaging of valvular heart disease.

Lise Søndergaard, F Ståhlberg, C Thomsen

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Abstract

The optimum management of patients with valvular heart diseases requires accurate and reproducible assessment of the valvular lesion and its hemodynamic consequences. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, such as volume measurements, signal-void phenomena, and velocity mapping, can be used in an integrated approach to gain qualitative and quantitative information on valvular heart disease as well as ventricular dimensions and functions. Thus, MRI may be advantageous to the established diagnostic tools in assessing the severity of valvular heart disease as well as monitoring the lesion and predicting the optimal timing for valvular surgery. This paper reviews the validation of these MRI techniques in assessing valvular heart disease and discusses some typical pitfalls of the techniques, including suggestions for solutions.J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 1999;10:627-638.
Bidragets oversatte titelMagnetic resonance imaging of valvular heart disease.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)627-638
Antal sider12
ISSN1053-1807
StatusUdgivet - 1999

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