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The role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in adults with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22014496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The comprehensive coverage and versatility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), providing functional as well as anatomical information, make it an important facility in a center specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease. Imaging specialists using CMR to investigate acquired heart disease should also be able to recognize and evaluate previously unsuspected congenital malformations. Conditions that may present or be picked up during imaging in adulthood include atrial septal defect, anomalously connected pulmonary veins, double-chambered right ventricle, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, aortic coarctation, and patent arterial duct. To realize its full potential and to avoid pitfalls, CMR of adults with congenital heart disease requires specific training and experience. Appropriate pathophysiological understanding is needed to evaluate cardiovascular function after surgery for tetralogy of Fallot, after transposition of the great arteries, and after Fontan operations. For these and other more complex cases, CMR should ideally be undertaken by specialists committed to long-term collaboration with the clinicians and surgeons managing the patients in a tertiary referral center.
Philip J Kilner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1873-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-21     Completed Date:  2011-12-06     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-304     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
CMR Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Predictive Value of Tests
Severity of Illness Index
Grant Support
PG/08/122/26397//British Heart Foundation; //British Heart Foundation

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