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Fig. 1 | Insights into Imaging

Fig. 1

From: The emerging role of magnetic resonance imaging and multidetector computed tomography in the diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy

Fig. 1

Extreme form of dilated cardiomyopathy in a 63-year-old man. SSFP cine MRI in a four-chamber view at end-diastole (left), mid-systole (mid), and late-systole (right) (see Movie 1). The left ventricle (LV) end-diastolic volume is 877 ml with an ejection fraction of 12%. The right ventricle (RV) end-diastolic volume is 248 ml with an ejection fraction of 42%. Presence of an important mitral regurgitation secondary to dilatation of the mitral valve ring. The regurgitation is visible during systole (white arrowheads in the middle and right panels). Velocity-encoded MRI shows a regurgitant volume of 45 ml through the mitral valve

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