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Magnetic resonance evaluation of coronary anatomy, first-pass myocardial perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement in children with acquired and congenital heart disease
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- Published: 3 February 2015
- Myocardial Perfusion
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
- Kawasaki Disease
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has expanded its role in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease in children. However, there are limited studies evaluating the role of cardiac magnetic resonance in delineating the anatomy of coronary arteries along with assessment of first pass myocardial perfusion in children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extensive use of CMR for delineating coronary anatomy, evaluating first pass myocardial perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement in children with acquired and congenital heart disease.
Retrospective review of 37 consecutive CMR Whole Heart T2 Prep coronary angiography studies of patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. The subjects had CMR from December, 2013 to September, 2014. Results of first pass myocardial perfusion study (at rest and with adenosine stress) and myocardial inversion recovery for delayed myocardial enhancement imaging were also reviewed.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging can reliably evaluate the coronary anatomy, first pass myocardial perfusion defect and myocardial scar in diverse group of children with acquired and congenital heart diseases.
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