Is it aortic stenosis or LV outflow tract obstruction? The complementary role of 4D flow cardiac MRI

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Abstract

Trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the primary imaging modality for diagnosing any left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), estimating hemodynamic severity and timing of surgical intervention1 4 . Multi-parametric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) provides additional details on tissue characterisation and cardiac haemodynamics. We present a case of a 74-year-old gentleman with a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), where four-dimensional flow identified the mechanism of obstruction in the outflow tract when Doppler methods proved challenging.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberytad436
JournalEuropean Heart Journal - Case Reports
Volume7
Issue number9
Early online date1 Sep 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2023

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