Keywords: Atrial fibrillation , A Fib , Heart Failure , Echo , Echocardiography , MRI
IRB Number: 00070041
Specialty: Cardiology, Radiology, Radiology
Sub Specialties: Cardiac Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI
The specific objectives of our proposal are to develop highly-accelerated ungated real-time cine MRI with CS, evaluate this real-time cine MRI approach for diagnostic confidence, intra-scan repeatability, and inter-reader variability, and develop real-time CS reconstruction methods for clinical translation.
Currently, transthoracic 2D echocardiography is the most widely used diagnostic test for real-time imaging of LV function, but it often yields poor diagnostic confidence and high reader variability in AF. In direct response to this unsolved clinical problem, our proposal seeks to develop and evaluate a rapid real-time cine MRI method that yields high diagnostic confidence, scan repeatability, and inter-reader agreement for reliable risk stratification of ICD candidates in AF.
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