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MR imaging of adult patients with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10198651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the incidence of congenital heart disease remains constant among newborns, improved medical and surgical techniques have dramatically prolonged life expectancy and produced a new, growing group of patients harboring these lesions: adults with congenital heart disease. Conventional imaging techniques in these patients may be limited because of patient size, chest configuration, or poor ventricular function. MR imaging provides a noninvasive means of directly demonstrating their developmental abnormalities and the sequelae of pathophysiologic changes caused by these lesions. Combined use of spin echo and gradient reversal echo acquisition techniques allows complete evaluation of cardiac morphology and function in these patients. An new medical and surgical therapies prolong the lives of these patients, the role of MR imaging for physiologic assessment and surgical planning will expand further.
O Wimpfheimer; L M Boxt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0033-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-27     Completed Date:  1999-04-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-38, vii     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Constitution
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology,  surgery
Image Enhancement / methods
Infant, Newborn
Life Expectancy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
Patient Care Planning
Thorax / pathology
Ventricular Dysfunction / diagnosis

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