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The Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Ntsinjana, HN; Hughes, ML; Taylor, AM; (2011) The Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance , 13 , Article 51. 10.1186/1532-429X-13-51. Green and gold open access

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Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has expanded its role in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease (CHD) and acquired heart disease in pediatric patients. Ongoing technological advancements in both data acquisition and data presentation have enabled CMR to be integrated into clinical practice with increasing understanding of the advantages and limitations of the technique by pediatric cardiologists and congenital heart surgeons. Importantly, the combination of exquisite 3D anatomy with physiological data enables CMR to provide a unique perspective for the management of many patients with CHD. Imaging small children with CHD is challenging, and in this article we will review the technical adjustments, imaging protocols and application of CMR in the pediatric population.

Type:Article
Title:The Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Open access status:An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.
DOI:10.1186/1532-429X-13-51
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1532-429X-13-51
Language:English
Additional information:© 2011 Ntsinjana et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords:VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT, PULMONARY VALVE IMPLANTATION, ARTERIAL SWITCH OPERATION, LATE GADOLINIUM ENHANCEMENT, ROUTINE CARDIAC-CATHETERIZATION, SYSTEMIC RIGHT VENTRICLE, TO-RIGHT SHUNT, GREAT-ARTERIES, HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY, DOBUTAMINE STRESS
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science

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