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Dr. Camilla Calvieri
SCIAC Department, Department of Clinical, Internal, Anaesthesiological and Cardiovascular Sciences, "La Sapienza" University, 00185 Rome, Italy
Dr. Nicola Galea
Department of Experimental Medicine, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Dr. Francesco Secchi
1. Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Via Mangiagalli 31, 20133 Milan, Italy
2. Unit of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Italy

Cardiac Imaging: State of the Art

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Dear Colleagues,

The goal of cardiac imaging today is to represent the global vision of the integration of different cardiovascular imaging methods for the study and interpretation of cardiac pathologies. This Topic is therefore aimed at showing the use of different cardiac imaging methods in clinical practice. In recent decades, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT in particular have found a lot of applications in clinical and scientific research. Papers that contemplate the combination of multiple different cardiac imaging methods simultaneously, such as echocardiogram, cardio TC, cardiac MRI, and myocardial scintigraphy, will be prioritized. Clinical settings can be different, as the use of various imaging methods in ischemic heart disease, in cardiomyopathies, as well as in congenital heart disease is now widely integrated.

Dr. Camilla Calvieri
Dr. Nicola Galea
Dr. Francesco Secchi
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Keywords

  • cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)
  • ischemic heart disease
  • stress CMR
  • ultrasound
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • nuclear medicine (NM)
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • echocardiography

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Diagnostics
diagnostics
3.992 2.4 2011 17.5 Days 1800 CHF Submit
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
jcdd
4.415 3.6 2014 17.7 Days 1800 CHF Submit
Journal of Clinical Medicine
jcm
4.964 4.4 2012 20.6 Days 2400 CHF Submit
Medicina
medicina
2.948 2.7 1920 21.5 Days 1800 CHF Submit
Tomography
tomography
3.000 3.5 2015 27.3 Days 1800 CHF Submit

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Transcatheter Double Valve Replacement to Treat Aortic Stenosis and Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation with 3D Printing Guidance after Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement
J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 2022, 9(9), 296; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcdd9090296 - 05 Sep 2022
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Background: Transcatheter treatments of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) have been emerging as alternatives for high-risk patients. In contrast to the immobilization of the common transcatheter tricuspid device, using a radial force-independent stent valve device at the native tricuspid annular site has several distinct advantages. [...] Read more.
Background: Transcatheter treatments of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) have been emerging as alternatives for high-risk patients. In contrast to the immobilization of the common transcatheter tricuspid device, using a radial force-independent stent valve device at the native tricuspid annular site has several distinct advantages. Case summary: A 76-year-old patient with renal insufficiency who underwent mechanical mitral valve replacement in 2001 and transcatheter aortic valve replacement in 2021 due to severe aortic stenosis presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. Echocardiography suggested that the flow velocities of the mitral mechanical valve and aortic prosthetic valve were both within the normal range, with no significant paravalvular regurgitation; the tricuspid valve exhibited massive regurgitation (VMAX 258 cm/s, PGMAX 27 mmHg). Due to the high surgical risk, we simulated the procedure with a three-dimensional (3D)-printed model and performed transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement using a LuX-Valve (Ningbo Jenscare Biotechnology Co., Ningbo, China). Discussion: We describe transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement using the LuX-Valve and preprocedural guidance with 3D printing. Postprocedural TR was significantly reduced, indicating that 3D printing plays an important role in preprocedural guidance and that the LuX-Valve was safe and practicable for tricuspid valve replacement. Full article
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Quantification of Left Atrial Size and Function in Cardiac MR in Correlation to Non-Gated MR and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Subjects without Cardiovascular Disease: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Tomography 2022, 8(5), 2202-2217; https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography8050185 - 31 Aug 2022
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Background: In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the comparability of gated and non-gated measurements of the left atrial (LA) area and function and their association with cardiovascular risk factors have not been firmly established. Methods: 3-Tesla MRIs were performed on 400 subjects enrolled in [...] Read more.
Background: In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the comparability of gated and non-gated measurements of the left atrial (LA) area and function and their association with cardiovascular risk factors have not been firmly established. Methods: 3-Tesla MRIs were performed on 400 subjects enrolled in the KORA (Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region) MRI study. The LA maximum and minimum sizes were segmented in gated CINE four-chamber sequences (LAmax and LAmin) and non-gated T1 VIBE-Dixon (NGLA). The area-based LA function was defined as LAaf = (LAmax − LAmin)/LAmax. Inter-and intra-reader reliability tests were performed (n = 31). Linear regression analyses were conducted to link LA size and function with cardiovascular risk factors. Results: Data from 378 subjects were included in the analysis (mean age: 56.3 years, 57.7 % male). The measurements were highly reproducible (all intraclass correlation coefficients ≥ 0.98). The average LAmax was 19.6 ± 4.5 cm2, LAmin 11.9 ± 3.5 cm2, NGLA 16.8 ± 4 cm2 and LAaf 40 ± 9%. In regression analysis, hypertension was significantly associated with larger gated LAmax (β = 1.30), LAmin (β = 1.07), and non-gated NGLA (β = 0.94, all p ≤ 0.037). Increasing age was inversely associated with LAaf (β = −1.93, p < 0.001). Conclusion: LA enlargement, as measured in gated and non-gated CMR is associated with hypertension, while the area-based LA function decreases with age. Full article
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