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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-56462

Stern, H; Baurecht, H; Luechinger, R; Schwaiger, M; Hess, J; Fratz, S (2012). Does the amplatzer septal occluder device alter ventricular contraction pattern? A ventricular motion analysis by MR tagging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 35(4):949-956.

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PURPOSE: To assess by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and CMR tagging if the Amplatzer Septal Occluder affects right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) motion pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with significant atrial septal defect (ASD) and nine consecutive patients with persistent foramen ovale (PFO) as controls were studied before and a median of 14 days after defect closure by an Amplatzer occluder. By CMR end-diastolic (EDV) and end-systolic (ESV) RV and LV volumes were determined. Aortic and pulmonary artery flow was measured for assessment of left-to-right shunt (Qp/Qs). By CMR tagging circumferential strain and radial shortening, maximal rotation and torsion were measured, RESULTS: In ASD patients RV-EDV and RV-ESV decreased (P < 0.05). LV-EDV and LV-ESV increased after ASD closure (P < 0.005). Qp/Qs dropped from 1.8 to 1.0 (P < 0.001). PFO patients showed no ventricular volume change after PFO closure. In ASD patients circumferential strain and radial shortening and maximal rotation of the RV decreased by ASD closure (P < 0.01). In LV only maximal rotation at the base and apex decreased significantly (P < 0.05). Torsion remained constant. In PFO patients no tagging parameter changed after defect closure. CONCLUSION: The Amplatzer occluder itself does not change the ventricular contraction pattern. All volume and myocardial deformation changes were caused by ventricular loading shifts. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2012;. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:30 Mar 2012 07:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:27
Publisher DOI:10.1002/jmri.23575
PubMed ID:22246667

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