Cardiac MRI is an important complementary tool to Doppler echocardiography in the management of patients with pulmonary regurgitation

Vincent L. Sorrell, Maria I. Altbach, Vijayasree Kudithipudi, Scott W. Squire, Stan J. Goldberg, Scott E. Klewer

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Abstract

Cardiac MRI (CMR) is a noninvasive diagnostic tool with comprehensive capabilities similar to that of two-dimensional echocardiography with Doppler. In addition to the ability to evaluate the etiology and severity of pulmonary valve regurgitation (PR), CMR is well designed to serially monitor the impact of the PR on the right ventricle (RV). Importantly, RV dilation and dysfunction is a critical determinate to time surgical intervention. CMR gives the silent RV, suffering from PR, a voice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-328
Number of pages13
JournalEchocardiography
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Pulmonary regurgitation
  • Right ventricle
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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