Volume 13 Supplement 1
In-vivo right ventricular myocardial perfusion assessment using BOLD and first-pass cardiac magnetic resonance
© Fieno et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011
Published: 2 February 2011
Evaluations of right ventricle (RV) parameters are feasible using echocardiographic, nuclear, computed tomography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques but perfusion of the RV is not routinely assessed. Knowledge of blood flow to myocardium of the RV might be a useful parameter in the assessment of disease states. Such a measurement might yield important information about congenital, ischemic, and acquired conditions of the right heart.
We sought to determine whether blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) and first-pass (FP) CMR during adenosine are useful techniques to measure perfusion in myocardium of the RV.
Data of the present study suggest that BOLD and FP CMR are useful techniques to assess of perfusion in the RV. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CMR to determine RV perfusion. In this animal model, BOLD and FP CMR during adenosine stress are non-invasive methods to assess RV myocardial perfusion.
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