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Characterization of dilated cardiomyopathy using tissue phase mapping and extracellular volume measurement
© Sommerville et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
- Published: 30 January 2013
- Dilate Cardiomyopathy
- Diastolic Velocity
- Segmental Wall Motion
- Tissue Phase Mapping
- Segmental Wall Motion Abnormality
Non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a relatively common cause of left ventricular dysfunction. Microscopic scar may be a cause of regional and global left ventricular dysfunction in DCM patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in regional myocardial structure, function, and dyssynchrony using a novel non-invasive MR imaging protocol.
Our preliminary findings suggest a myocardial structure-function relationship linking myocardial fibrosis with altered myocardial function at a segmental level. Recruitment is ongoing to validate our results in a larger patient cohort.
Kellman et al.: J Cardiovasc MR 2012, 14:63,64
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