Cardiac MRI as a diagnostic tool in pulmonary hypertension

Khadija Alassas, Patricia Mergo, El Sayed Ibrahim, Charles Dwayne Burger, Robert Safford, Pragnesh Parikh, Brian P Shapiro

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by alterations in the viscoelastic properties of the pulmonary arteries, leading to increased pulmonary arterial stiffness and elevated pressures. Early detection and accurate quantification of pulmonary hypertension are limitations to conventional noninvasive imaging and may have therapeutic implications. Cardiac MRI provides important information that can aid the clinician, particularly relating to morphologic right ventricular alterations and quantification of stiffness, as well as providing a novel prognostic framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • cardiac MRI
  • pulmonary artery
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • pulsatility
  • tagging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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