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  1. Technical notes

    Improved passive catheter tracking with positive contrast for CMR-guided cardiac catheterization using partial saturation (pSAT)

    Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Although cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) represents a promising alternative approach to fluoroscop...

    Mari Nieves Velasco Forte, Kuberan Pushparajah, Tobias Schaeffter, Israel Valverde Perez, Kawal Rhode, Bram Ruijsink, Mazen Alhrishy, Nicholas Byrne, Amedeo Chiribiri, Tevfik Ismail, Tarique Hussain, Reza Razavi and Sébastien Roujol

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:60

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  2. Research

    Sources of variability in quantification of cardiovascular magnetic resonance infarct size - reproducibility among three core laboratories

    Acute myocardial infarct (AMI) size depicted by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used as an efficacy endpoint in randomized trials comparing AMI therapies. In...

    Igor Klem, Einar Heiberg, Lowie Van Assche, Michele A. Parker, Han W. Kim, John D. Grizzard, Håkan Arheden and Raymond J. Kim

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:62

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  3. Research

    Patterns of CMR measured longitudinal strain and its association with late gadolinium enhancement in patients with cardiac amyloidosis and its mimics

    Regional variability of longitudinal strain (LS) has been previously described with echocardiography in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA), however, the reason for this variability is not completely eviden...

    Lynne K. Williams, Julian F. Forero, Zoran B. Popovic, Dermot Phelan, Diego Delgado, Harry Rakowski, Bernd J. Wintersperger and Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:61

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  4. Research

    Automated assessments of circumferential strain from cine CMR correlate with LVEF declines in cancer patients early after receipt of cardio-toxic chemotherapy

    In patients with cancer receiving potentially cardio-toxic chemotherapy, measurements of left ventricular (LV) circumferential or longitudinal strain are often used clinically to identify myocardial dysfunctio...

    Marie-Pierre Jolly, Jennifer H. Jordan, Giselle C. Meléndez, Gary R. McNeal, Ralph B. D’Agostino Jr and W. Gregory Hundley

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:59

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  5. Research

    Synthetic hematocrit derived from the longitudinal relaxation of blood can lead to clinically significant errors in measurement of extracellular volume fraction in pediatric and young adult patients

    Extracellular volume fraction (ECV) is altered in pathological cardiac remodeling and predicts death and arrhythmia. ECV can be quantified using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping but calculati...

    Frank J. Raucci Jr, David A. Parra, Jason T. Christensen, Lazaro E. Hernandez, Larry W. Markham, Meng Xu, James C. Slaughter and Jonathan H. Soslow

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:58

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  6. Research

    Quantification of both the area-at-risk and acute myocardial infarct size in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction using T1-mapping

    A comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in reperfused ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients can be challenging to perform and can be time-consuming. We aimed to investigate whether ...

    Heerajnarain Bulluck, Matthew Hammond-Haley, Marianna Fontana, Daniel S. Knight, Alex Sirker, Anna S. Herrey, Charlotte Manisty, Peter Kellman, James C. Moon and Derek J. Hausenloy

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:57

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  7. Research

    CMR fluoroscopy right heart catheterization for cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance: results in 102 patients

    Quantification of cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) are critical components of invasive hemodynamic assessment, and can be measured concurrently with pressures using phase contrast CMR flo...

    Toby Rogers, Kanishka Ratnayaka, Jaffar M. Khan, Annette Stine, William H. Schenke, Laurie P. Grant, Jonathan R. Mazal, Elena K. Grant, Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, Michael S. Hansen, Rajiv Ramasawmy, Daniel A. Herzka, Hui Xue, Peter Kellman, Anthony Z. Faranesh and Robert J. Lederman

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:54

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  8. Research

    Quantification of myocardium at risk in ST- elevation myocardial infarction: a comparison of contrast-enhanced steady-state free precession cine cardiovascular magnetic resonance with coronary angiographic jeopardy scores

    Clinical outcome following acute myocardial infarction is predicted by final infarct size evaluated in relation to left ventricular myocardium at risk (MaR). Contrast-enhanced steady-state free precession (CE-...

    Rodney De Palma, Peder Sörensson, Dinos Verouhis, John Pernow and Nawzad Saleh

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:55

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  9. Research

    Impact of bileaflet mitral valve prolapse on quantification of mitral regurgitation with cardiac magnetic resonance: a single-center study

    To quantify mitral regurgitation (MR) with CMR, the regurgitant volume can be calculated as the difference between the left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (SV) measured with the Simpson’s method and the refere...

    Gabriella Vincenti, Pier Giorgio Masci, Tobias Rutz, Jonathan De Blois, Milan Prša, Xavier Jeanrenaud, Juerg Schwitter and Pierre Monney

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:56

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  10. Research

    Improved recovery of regional left ventricular function after PCI of chronic total occlusion in STEMI patients: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study of the randomized controlled EXPLORE trial

    The Evaluating Xience and left ventricular function in PCI on occlusiOns afteR STEMI (EXPLORE) trial did not show a significant benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the concurrent chronic tot...

    Joëlle Elias, Ivo M. van Dongen, Loes P. Hoebers, Dagmar M. Ouweneel, Bimmer E. P. M. Claessen, Truls Råmunddal, Peep Laanmets, Erlend Eriksen, René J. van der Schaaf, Dan Ioanes, Robin Nijveldt, Jan G. Tijssen, Alexander Hirsch and José P. S. Henriques

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:53

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  11. Review

    Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in an adult human population: serial observations from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis

    The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) is the first large-scale multi-ethnic population study in the U.S. to use advanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. MESA participants were free ...

    Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath A. Venkatesh, David A. Bluemke, Robyn L. McClelland and João A.C. Lima

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:52

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  12. Research

    Local coronary wall eccentricity and endothelial function are closely related in patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease

    Coronary endothelial function (CEF) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) varies among coronary segments in a given patient. Because both coronary vessel wall eccentricity and coronary endothelial dys...

    Allison G. Hays, Micaela Iantorno, Michael Schär, Monica Mukherjee, Matthias Stuber, Gary Gerstenblith and Robert G. Weiss

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:51

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  13. Research

    Hemorrhage promotes inflammation and myocardial damage following acute myocardial infarction: insights from a novel preclinical model and cardiovascular magnetic resonance

    Myocardial hemorrhage is a frequent complication following reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction and is predictive of adverse outcomes. However, it remains unsettled whether hemorrhage is simply a marker ...

    Nilesh R. Ghugre, Mihaela Pop, Reuben Thomas, Susan Newbigging, Xiuling Qi, Jennifer Barry, Bradley H. Strauss and Graham A. Wright

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:50

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  14. Technical notes

    Nonenhanced MR angiography of the pulmonary arteries using single-shot radial quiescent-interval slice-selective (QISS): a technical feasibility study

    For evaluation of the pulmonary arteries in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism, CT angiography (CTA) is the first-line imaging test with contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CEMRA) a potential alternative. ...

    Robert R. Edelman, Robert I. Silvers, Kiran H. Thakrar, Mark D. Metzl, Jose Nazari, Shivraman Giri and Ioannis Koktzoglou

    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2017 19:48

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  15. 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

  16. Technical notes

    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

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