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  1. Research

    Impaired right ventricular contractile function in childhood obesity and its association with right and left ventricular changes: a cine DENSE cardiac magnetic resonance study

    Pediatric obesity is a growing public health problem, which is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. Left ventricular (LV) remodeling (increased myocardial mass and thic...

    Linyuan Jing, Arichanah Pulenthiran, Christopher D. Nevius, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, Jonathan D. Suever, Gregory J. Wehner, H. Lester Kirchner, Christopher M. Haggerty and Brandon K. Fornwalt

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:49

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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    Improving visualization of 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance with four-dimensional angiographic data: generation of a 4D phase-contrast magnetic resonance CardioAngiography (4D PC-MRCA)

    Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and Phase-Contrast MRA (PC-MRA) approaches used for assessment of cardiovascular morphology typically result in data containing information from the entire cardiac cycle co...

    Mariana Bustamante, Vikas Gupta, Carl-Johan Carlhäll and Tino Ebbers

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:47

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  3. Research

    Hyperpolarized 13C urea myocardial first-pass perfusion imaging using velocity-selective excitation

    A velocity-selective binomial excitation scheme for myocardial first-pass perfusion measurements with hyperpolarized 13C substrates, which preserves bolus magnetization inside the blood pool, is presented. The pr...

    Maximilian Fuetterer, Julia Busch, Sophie M. Peereboom, Constantin von Deuster, Lukas Wissmann, Miriam Lipiski, Thea Fleischmann, Nikola Cesarovic, Christian T. Stoeck and Sebastian Kozerke

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:46

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  4. Research

    Targeted endomyocardial biopsy guided by real-time cardiovascular magnetic resonance

    Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation...

    Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz and Martin Uecker

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:45

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  5. Research

    Longitudinal assessment of right ventricular structure and function by cardiovascular magnetic resonance in breast cancer patients treated with trastuzumab: a prospective observational study

    There are limited data on the effects of trastuzumab on the right ventricle (RV). Therefore, we sought to evaluate the temporal changes in right ventricular (RV) structure and function as measured by cardiovas...

    Ashita Barthur, Christine Brezden-Masley, Kim A. Connelly, Vinita Dhir, Kelvin K. W. Chan, Rashida Haq, Anish Kirpalani, Joseph J. Barfett, Laura Jimenez-Juan, Gauri R. Karur, Djeven P. Deva and Andrew T. Yan

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:44

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  6. Research

    Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance: optimized dual sequence and reconstruction for quantification

    Quantification of myocardial blood flow requires knowledge of the amount of contrast agent in the myocardial tissue and the arterial input function (AIF) driving the delivery of this contrast agent. Accurate q...

    Peter Kellman, Michael S. Hansen, Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Jannike Nickander, Raquel Themudo, Martin Ugander and Hui Xue

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:43

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  7. Research

    Blood correction reduces variability and gender differences in native myocardial T1 values at 1.5 T cardiovascular magnetic resonance – a derivation/validation approach

    Myocardial native T1 measurements are likely influenced by intramyocardial blood. Since blood T1 is both variable and longer compared to myocardial T1, this will degrade the precision of myocardial T1 measurem...

    Jannike Nickander, Magnus Lundin, Goran Abdula, Peder Sörensson, Stefania Rosmini, James C. Moon, Peter Kellman, Andreas Sigfridsson and Martin Ugander

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:41

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  8. Research

    4D MUSIC CMR: value-based imaging of neonates and infants with congenital heart disease

    4D Multiphase Steady State Imaging with Contrast (MUSIC) acquires high-resolution volumetric images of the beating heart during uninterrupted ventilation. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic performance and clin...

    Kim-Lien Nguyen, Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Daniel Z. Brunengraber, Ihab Ayad, Daniel S. Levi, Gary M. Satou, Brian L. Reemtsen, Peng Hu and J. Paul Finn

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:40

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  9. Research

    Cardiac 4D phase-contrast CMR at 9.4 T using self-gated ultra-short echo time (UTE) imaging

    Time resolved 4D phase contrast (PC) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in mice is challenging due to long scan times, small animal ECG-gating and the rapid blood flow and cardiac motion of small rodents....

    M. Krämer, A. G. Motaal, K-H. Herrmann, B. Löffler, J. R. Reichenbach, G. J. Strijkers and V. Hoerr

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:39

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  10. Research

    Abnormal T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance correlates with adverse clinical outcome in patients with suspected acute myocarditis

    While most patients recover from suspected acute myocarditis (sAMC) some develop progressive disease with 5-year mortality up to 20%. Recently, parametric Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) approaches, qu...

    Maximilian Spieker, Sebastian Haberkorn, Mareike Gastl, Patrick Behm, Stratis Katsianos, Patrick Horn, Christoph Jacoby, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Petra Reinecke, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld and Florian Bönner

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:38

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  11. Research

    Post-mortem study of the association between cardiac iron and fibrosis in transfusion dependent anaemia

    Heart failure related to cardiac siderosis remains a major cause of death in transfusion dependent anaemias. Replacement fibrosis has been reported as causative of heart failure in siderotic cardiomyopathy in ...

    Paul Kirk, Mary Sheppard, John-Paul Carpenter, Lisa Anderson, Taigang He, Tim St Pierre, Renzo Galanello, Gualtiero Catani, John Wood, Suthat Fucharoen, John B Porter, J Malcolm Walker, Gian Luca Forni and Dudley J Pennell

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:36

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  12. Research

    Accuracy of left ventricular ejection fraction by contemporary multiple gated acquisition scanning in patients with cancer: comparison with cardiovascular magnetic resonance

    Multiple gated acquisition scanning (MUGA) is a common imaging modality for baseline and serial assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) for cardiotoxicity risk assessment prior to, surveillance...

    Hans Huang, Prabhjot S. Nijjar, Jeffrey R. Misialek, Anne Blaes, Nicholas P. Derrico, Felipe Kazmirczak, Igor Klem, Afshin Farzaneh-Far and Chetan Shenoy

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:34

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  13. Research

    Longitudinal Evaluation of Aortic Hemodynamics in Marfan Syndrome: New Insights from a 4D Flow Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Multi-Year Follow-Up Study

    The aim of this 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) follow-up study was to investigate longitudinal changes in aortic hemodynamics in adolescent patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS).

    Julia Geiger, Daniel Hirtler, Kristina Gottfried, Ozair Rahman, Emilie Bollache, Alex J. Barker, Michael Markl and Brigitte Stiller

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:33

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  14. Research

    Altered aortic 3D hemodynamics and geometry in pediatric Marfan syndrome patients

    Blood flow dynamics make it possible to better understand the development of aortopathy and cardiovascular events in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). Aortic 3D blood flow characteristics were investigated ...

    Roel L. F. van der Palen, Alex J. Barker, Emilie Bollache, Julio Garcia, Michael J. Rose, Pim van Ooij, Luciana T. Young, Arno A. W. Roest, Michael Markl, Joshua D. Robinson and Cynthia K. Rigsby

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:30

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  15. Research

    Impact of left ventricular outflow tract ellipticity on the grading of aortic stenosis in patients with normal ejection fraction

    The pathophysiology of paradoxical low-gradient (LG) severe aortic stenosis (SAS) remains controversial. As low transvalvular flow has been implicated, we sought to investigate the impact of left ventricular o...

    Frédéric Maes, Sophie Pierard, Christophe de Meester, Jamila Boulif, Mihaela Amzulescu, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Agnès Pasquet, Bernhard Gerber and Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:37

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  16. Research

    Defining left ventricular remodeling following acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction using cardiovascular magnetic resonance

    The assessment of post-myocardial infarction (MI) left ventricular (LV) remodeling by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) currently uses criteria defined by echocardiography. Our aim was to provide CMR cri...

    Heerajnarain Bulluck, Yun Yun Go, Gabriele Crimi, Andrew J. Ludman, Stefania Rosmini, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Anish N. Bhuva, Thomas A. Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Silvia Pica, Claudia Raineri, Alex Sirker, Anna S. Herrey, Charlotte Manisty, Ashley Groves, James C. Moon…

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:26

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  17. Research

    Validation of diffusion tensor MRI measurements of cardiac microstructure with structure tensor synchrotron radiation imaging

    Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is widely used to assess tissue microstructure non-invasively. Cardiac DTI enables inference of cell and sheetlet orientations, which are altered under pathological conditions. H...

    Irvin Teh, Darryl McClymont, Marie-Christine Zdora, Hannah J. Whittington, Valentina Davidoiu, Jack Lee, Craig A. Lygate, Christoph Rau, Irene Zanette and Jürgen E. Schneider

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:31

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  18. Research

    Aortic length measurements for pulse wave velocity calculation: manual 2D vs automated 3D centreline extraction

    Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a biomarker for the intrinsic stiffness of the aortic wall, and has been shown to be predictive for cardiovascular events. It can be assessed using cardiovascular magnetic resonanc...

    Arna van Engelen, Miguel Silva Vieira, Isma Rafiq, Marina Cecelja, Torben Schneider, Hubrecht de Bliek, C. Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, Rene M. Botnar and Jordi Alastruey

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:32

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  19. Research

    Quantification of aortic stenosis diagnostic parameters: comparison of fast 3 direction and 1 direction phase contrast CMR and transthoracic echocardiography

    Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular disorder, and disease severity is currently assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). However, TTE results can be inconsistent in some patients, thus other dia...

    Juliana Serafim da Silveira, Matthew Smyke, Adam V. Rich, Yingmin Liu, Ning Jin, Debbie Scandling, Jennifer A. Dickerson, Carlos E. Rochitte, Subha V. Raman, Lee C. Potter, Rizwan Ahmad and Orlando P. Simonetti

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:35

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  20. Research

    Comparison of CT and CMR for detection and quantification of carotid artery calcification: the Rotterdam Study

    Carotid artery atherosclerosis is an important risk factor for stroke. As such, quantitative imaging of carotid artery calcification, as a proxy of atherosclerosis, has become a cornerstone of current stroke r...

    Blerim Mujaj, Andrés M. Arias Lorza, Arna van Engelen, Marleen de Bruijne, Oscar H. Franco, Aad van der Lugt, Meike W. Vernooij and Daniel Bos

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:28

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  21. Research

    Using a respiratory navigator significantly reduces variability when quantifying left ventricular torsion with cardiovascular magnetic resonance

    Left ventricular (LV) torsion is an important indicator of cardiac function that is limited by high inter-test variability (50% of the mean value). We hypothesized that this high inter-test variability is part...

    Sean M. Hamlet, Christopher M. Haggerty, Jonathan D. Suever, Gregory J. Wehner, Kristin N. Andres, David K. Powell, Richard J. Charnigo and Brandon K. Fornwalt

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:25

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  22. Research

    Native T1 mapping: inter-study, inter-observer and inter-center reproducibility in hemodialysis patients

    Native T1 mapping is a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) technique that associates with markers of fibrosis and strain in hemodialysis patients. The reproducibility of T1 mapping in hemodialysis patients...

    Matthew P. M. Graham-Brown, Elaine Rutherford, E. Levelt, Daniel S. March, Darren R. Churchward, David J. Stensel, Christie McComb, Kenneth Mangion, Samantha Cockburn, Colin Berry, James C. Moon, Patrick B. Mark, James O. Burton and Gerry P. McCann

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:21

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  23. Research

    Continuous measurement of aortic dimensions in Turner syndrome: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study

    Severity of thoracic aortic disease in Turner syndrome (TS) patients is currently described through measures of aorta size and geometry at discrete locations. The objective of this study is to develop an impro...

    Dhananjay Radhakrishnan Subramaniam, William A. Stoddard, Kristian H. Mortensen, Steffen Ringgaard, Christian Trolle, Claus H. Gravholt, Ephraim J. Gutmark, Goutham Mylavarapu, Philippe F. Backeljauw and Iris Gutmark-Little

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:20

    Published on: 24 February 2017

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