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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging findings in Ebstein anomaly
© González et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
- Published: 1 February 2012
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
- Tricuspid Valve
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
In recent years, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has emerged as the reference standard for cardiac imaging in patients with many forms of congenital heart disease, in particular for lesions that affect the right ventricle. Few studies have been published in assessment of Ebstein anomaly by CMR imaging.
CMR studies of patients with EA conducted from June 2007 to June 2011 were analized. Cine spin echo images in multiple views, and angiography were evaluated to assess chambers morphology and diameters, wall thickness and left ventricular function, also were measured the atrialized right ventricular portion and the functional tricuspid valve position. And Inversion Recovery sequence for determination of fibrosis.
Lateral wall diastolic (mm)
Right ventricular longitudinal diameter (mm)
RA U/L (mm)
RA M/L (mm)
LA U/L (mm)
LV mass (gr)
Left ventricular stroke volume (ml)
Atrialized portion of right ventricle (mm)
Atrialized portion of right ventricle (%)
Atrial septal defect (mm)
Pulmonary artery (mm)
Right pulmonary branch (mm)
Left pulmonary branch (mm)
CMR findings in EA were demonstrated. There was a clear positive relationship between the presence of LV fibrosis and the right ventricle dimensions.
National Institute of Cardiology "Ignacio Chávez", Mexico City, Mexico.
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