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Cardiac Imaging for Assessment of Left Ventricular Thrombus
contrast use have been associated with improved resource utilization, modalities. Improved thrombus detection has facilitated identification of
altered therapeutic management, and overall cost savings.
Contrast structural risk factors for thrombus formation: infarct size, contractile
can also be used for tissue characterization, which provides further dysfunction, and aneurysmal remodeling. n
benefit for thrombus detection versus anatomical imaging.
Jonathan W Weinsaft, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical
Both perfusion echo and DE-MRI have been used to detect thrombus
College of Cornell University, where he directs the cardiac magnetic resonance
based on avascular tissue characteristics; this approach has been imaging program.
shown to be superior to anatomical imaging for each of these
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