Animal experiments had established the validation for infarct size using CMR late gadolinium enhancement imaging. However, there is no reliable animal model that can reliably characterize clinical myocarditis. Furthermore, diverse clinical outcomes of patients with suspected myocarditis also require a large clinical cohort with sufficient number of adverse clinical events in order to meaningfully determine the association with various methods of LGE quantitation. The comparative assessment of various LGE semi-quantitative methodologies presented provides an understanding of the most logical approach using current LGE techniques in estimating the risk of adverse cardiac outcomes in this clinical setting.
Following this activity, learners will be able to recognize the steps of performing LGE sizing using various standard deviation based methods and the full-width half maximum methods and the reasons why the measured LGE sizes differ and how they differ 3. which of the above semi-quantitative methods and visual manual sizing, can be used to estimate clinical patient risks.
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March 01, 2019
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
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