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Evaluation of cardiac function with magnetic resonance imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8074024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large body of evidence has accumulated to substantiate the accuracy of functional MR measurements of both ventricles. Because of good accuracy and superior reproducibility, MR imaging may be considered the gold standard for in vivo quantification of left and right ventricular ejection fraction, myocardial mass, and wall stress. New prospects for functional MR imaging include determination of the end-systolic volume-pressure relation as an index of myocardial contractility. The ability of MR imaging to detect wall motion disturbances may be enhanced further by combining myocardial tagging techniques with finite element analysis. Conventional MR imaging is limited by long examination times, but recent ultrafast modifications of echo-planar imaging allow completion of a functional heart study within seconds. Implementation of ultrafast MR imaging will greatly increase the usefulness of MR imaging for routine evaluation of cardiac function.
P M Pattynama; A De Roos; E E Van der Wall; A E Van Voorthuisen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-28     Completed Date:  1994-09-28     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-607     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Volume*
Heart Ventricles / anatomy & histology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Stroke Volume
Ventricular Function, Left*
Ventricular Function, Right*

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