Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging 2020 Feb 27;2(1):e190038. Epub 2020 Feb 27.
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics (J.T.P.) and Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine (P.v.O.), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Location AMC, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Radiology (B.D.A., J.C.C., M.M.), Department of Medicine-Cardiology (R.O.B., L.C.), and Department of Biomedical Engineering (M.M.), Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill; and Department of Radiology & Bioengineering, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colo (A.J.B.).
Purpose: To employ four-dimensional (4D) flow MRI to investigate associations between hemodynamic parameters with systolic anterior motion (SAM), mitral regurgitation (MR), stroke volume, and cardiac mass in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
Materials And Methods: A total of 13 patients with HCM (51 years ± 16 [standard deviation]; 10 men) and 11 age-matched healthy control subjects (54 years ± 15; eight men) underwent cardiac 4D flow MRI data analysis including calculation of peak systolic and diastolic control-averaged left ventricular (LV) velocity maps to quantify volumes of elevated velocity (EVV) in the left ventricle. Standard-of-care cine imaging was performed in short-axis, LV outflow tract (LVOT), and two-, three-, and four-chamber views on which the presence of SAM, presence of MR, total stroke volume, and cardiac mass were assessed. Read More