n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Comprehensive assessment of left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms with magnetic resonance imaging : review article
|Article Title||Comprehensive assessment of left ventricular pseudo-aneurysms with magnetic resonance imaging : review article|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||J.P. Smedema, S.C. Bekkers and G. Snoep|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
|Pages||130 - 134|
In a small number of patients, myocardial infarction, trauma, infection or cardiac surgery are complicated by incomplete wall rupture and pseudo-aneurysm formation. We describe the advances made in the non-invasive assessment of this condition with the introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and discuss the value of specific MRI techniques for comprehensive structural and functional cardiac assessment.
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