Late myocardial enhancement in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with contrast-enhanced MR imaging

Jan Bogaert, Marcelo Goldstein, Fadi Tannouri, Jafar Golzarian, Steven Dymarkowski

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging has great clinical value as a means of characterizing myocardial tissue in patients with ischemic heart disease. The purpose of our study was to evaluate use of this technique in the assessment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. CONCLUSION. On late-enhancement MR imaging, the various types or patterns of enhancement found in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are related to differences in morphology and regional function. Enhancement in hypertrophied areas likely reflects the presence of abundant connective tissue, loci of myocardial necrosis, or a combination of both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)981-985
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume180
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

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