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Evaluation of systemic capillary leak syndrome patients with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
© Leung et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
- Published: 1 February 2012
- Body Surface Area
- Late Gadolinium Enhancement
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Extracellular Volume
- Hypotensive Episode
Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare disorder characterized by transient episodes of hypotension, hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia due to leakage of fluids and macromolecules into extracellular space. The generalized edema has been recognized in soft tissue, but has not been described in the myocardium.
SCLS patients can have significantly elevated myocardial ECV which can be detected by CMR.
Myocardial extracellular volume fraction in age-controlled patients and systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) patients. Five SCLS patients had significantly higher myocardial extracellular fraction compared to age-controlled subjects.
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