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Monitoring cardiac fibrosis: a technical challenge.
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PMID:  22161127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The heart contains a collagen network that contributes to the contractility of the heart and provides cardiac strength. In cardiac diseases, an increase in collagen deposition is often observed. This fibrosis formation causes systolic and diastolic dysfunction, and plays a major role in the arrythmogenic substrate. Therefore, accurate detection of cardiac fibrosis and its progression is of clinical importance with regard to diagnostics and therapy for patients with cardiac disease. To evaluate cardiac collagen deposition, both invasive and non-invasive techniques are used. In this review the different techniques that are currently used in clinical and experimental setting are summarised, and the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques are discussed.
S de Jong; T A B van Veen; J M T de Bakker; H V M van Rijen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-6250     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical Physiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Yalelaan 50, 3584, CM, Utrecht, the Netherlands,
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