Middle-aged and older subjects with steady-state free precession cardiac magnetic resonance the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis

Nadine Kawel, Evrim B. Turkbey, J. Jeffrey Carr, John Eng, Antoinette S. Gomes, W. Gregory Hundley, Craig Johnson, Sofia C. Masri, Martin R. Prince, Rob J. Van Der Geest, Joao Lima, David A. Bluemke

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Abstract

Background-Increased left ventricular myocardial thickness (LVMT) is a feature of several cardiac diseases. The purpose of this study was to establish standard reference values of normal LVMT with cardiac magnetic resonance and to assess variation with image acquisition plane, demographics, and left ventricular function. Methods and Results-End-diastolic LVMT was measured on cardiac magnetic resonance steady-state free precession cine long and short axis images in 300 consecutive participants free of cardiac disease (169 women; 65.6±8.5 years) of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cohort. Mean LVMT on short axis images at the mid-cavity level was 5.3±0.9 mm and 6.3±1.1 mm for women and men, respectively. The average of the maximum LVMT at the mid-cavity for women/men was 7/9 mm (long axis) and 7/8 mm (short axis). Mean LVMT was positively associated with weight (0.02 mm/kg; P=0.01) and body surface area (1.1 mm/m2; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-508
Number of pages9
JournalCirculation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myocardial thickness
  • Normal values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Kawel, N., Turkbey, E. B., Carr, J. J., Eng, J., Gomes, A. S., Hundley, W. G., Johnson, C., Masri, S. C., Prince, M. R., Van Der Geest, R. J., Lima, J., & Bluemke, D. A. (2012). Middle-aged and older subjects with steady-state free precession cardiac magnetic resonance the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 5(4), 500-508. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.973560