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Left ventricular aneurysm: comprehensive assessment of morphology, structure and thrombus using cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
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PMID:  16038696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To demonstrate that cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques provide unique and definitive information on the presence, location, size and nature of left ventricular aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm, the presence of thrombus and the viability of myocardium. METHOD: A retrospective study of 27 patients with a final diagnosis of left ventricular aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm, who underwent CMR at a tertiary referral centre in the period between 2000 and 2003. RESULTS: In 7 cases the correct diagnosis of true aneurysm was confirmed; in 7 cases previously unsuspected thrombus was identified; in 7 cases an unsuspected pseudoaneurysm was identified; and in a further 6 cases a previously unsuspected aneurysm was identified. CONCLUSION: CMR refined the diagnosis in the majority of patients with left ventricular aneurysm, and should be considered in all cases of confirmed or suspected left ventricular aneurysm.
G J Heatlie; R Mohiaddin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-25     Completed Date:  2005-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular MR Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Heart Ventricles
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine*
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology*
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thrombosis / diagnosis

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