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Figure 1 | Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

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From: 2005 Detection of 'occult' left ventricular thrombus using contrast-enhanced CMR in patients with impaired ventricular function undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery

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Patient A had thrombus using ultra fast gradient echo sequence early after IV Gd-DTPA administration, LVT was present at the apex. This patient sustained a stroke prior to CABG. Patient B had a small apical aneurysm, thrombus was visualised in only the LVOT plane on the steady state free precession imaging. As image quality on the early post gad image was impaired by respiratory artefact, the thrombus was confirmed using the delayed hyperenhancement sequence (ultrafast gradient echo TE/TR 4.3/750 TI 270–350). Patient B had LVT diagnosed on conventional imaging (LV angiography). Patient C had thrombus detected by post contrast image steady state free precession imaging, which demonstrated LVT at the apex, this patient had sustained a stroke 4 months prior to CABG.

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