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Anatomical and functional evaluation of pulmonary veins in children by magnetic resonance imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17336724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary vein pathologies often present a diagnostic challenge. Among the different imaging modalities used for the evaluation of pulmonary veins, magnetic resonance is the most comprehensive in assessing anatomy and pathophysiology at the same time. Bright blood cine sequences and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography outline the course and connections of the pulmonary veins. Phase-contrast velocity mapping measures flow patterns, velocities, and volumes throughout the pulmonary circulation. This paper reviews contemporary utilization of magnetic resonance in the evaluation of pulmonary venous abnormalities in children, based on our experience over the last 5 years and on that of other investigators. We summarize how magnetic resonance imaging enhances our understanding of pulmonary vein physiology and how it can influence the diagnostic approach to children and adults with a pulmonary venous pathology, and we discuss its limitations.
Authors:
Lars Grosse-Wortmann; Abdulmajeed Al-Otay; Hyun Woo Goo; Christopher K Macgowan; John G Coles; Leland N Benson; Andrew N Redington; Shi-Joon Yoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-02-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-05     Completed Date:  2007-04-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  993-1002     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Section of Cardiac Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Flow Velocity
Cardiovascular Abnormalities / diagnosis
Catheter Ablation
Child
Child, Preschool
Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis
Female
Humans
Infant
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods*
Male
Oximetry / methods
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities,  pathology*,  physiopathology*,  surgery

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