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Assessment of mitral bioprostheses using cardiovascular magnetic resonance

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Title:Assessment of mitral bioprostheses using cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Creators Name:von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, F. and Rudolph, A. and Wassmuth, R. and Schulz-Menger, J.
Abstract:The orifice area of mitral bioprostheses provides important information regarding their hemodynamic performance. It is usually calculated by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), however, accurate and reproducible determination may be challenging. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been proven as an accurate alternative for assessing aortic bioprostheses. However, whether CMR can be similarly applied for bioprostheses in the mitral position, particularly in the presence of frequently coincident arrhythmias, is unclear. The aim of the study is to test the feasibility of CMR to evaluate the orifice area of mitral bioprostheses.
Keywords:Bioprosthesis, Echocardiography, Feasibility Studies, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mitral Valve, Observer Variation
Source:Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
ISSN:1097-6647
Publisher:BioMed Central (U.K.)
Volume:12
Page Range:36
Date:23 June 2010
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1186/1532-429X-12-36
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