Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm

2021 | Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysms in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Equivalent Detection by Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contrast Echocardiography

150 150 sabrina.agostini@uhn.ca

Short Description: Left ventricular (LV) apical aneurysm is a unique morphological entity and novel adverse risk marker existing within the broad phenotypic spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Its true prevalence in the HCM population is likely underestimated because of inherent limitations of conventional noncontrast echocardiography. The authors hypothesized that contrast echocardiography is a reliable imaging technique compared with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for the detection of apical aneurysms. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contrast echocardiography in the detection of LV apical aneurysms in patients with HCM in comparison with the gold standard, CMR.
Interest: Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm, Medical Imaging
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