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The addition of ECG gating to the acquisition protocol virtually frozen the valve movement and give superb views of the anatomy of the leaflets and the aortic root. The utilization of effective ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Cardiac CT in valvular prosthesis evaluation CCT can be also useful in the evaluation of valvular prosthesis, especially in cases where echo and/or MRI evaluations are inconclusive. In mechanical ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Bicuspid aortic valve disease is the commonest congenital cardiac abnormality with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% and it is 3 times more common in males than females. The commonest configuration ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Methodology of cardiac computed tomography for the evalutation of aortic root anatomy and coronary artery disease in patients referred for balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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SSPF imaging can show the anatomy of the entire left ventricular outflow - aortic root axis. Flow acceleration, usually shown as signal void, can be also useful to stablish the level of the stenosis.

Date : 11/12/2013
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Mitral regurgitation is visible on cine images as an area of signal loss extending from the mitral valve into the left atrium. The signal loss can be graded in a similar way to x-ray angiography or ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Continuity equation or proximal isovelocity surface area method, although feasible in principle has not been validated in pulmonary stenosis and are rarely performed. Colour Doppler view shows flow ...

Date : 10/12/2013
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In particular, steady-state free precession end-diastolic (A) and end-systolic (B) images at the level of aortic valve plane showed a partial fusion of coronary cusps (three Valsalva sinuses are ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Rheumatic heart disease is the result of valvular damage caused by an abnormal immune response to group A streptococcal infection, usually during childhood. Around half of patients with acute ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Clinical significant obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tends to occur from the age of 70 years, although some patients may already present with significant disease after the age of 50 ...

Date : 11/12/2013