JCMR 2017; 19:105 Quantification of mitral regurgitation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using aortic and pulmonary flow data: impacts of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and different left ventricular segmentation methods (CME

Purpose/ Objective

Following this session, learners will be better prepared to assess mitral regurgitation using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging by applying a few tactics:

  1. Being aware that left ventricular outflow tract obstruction causing turbulent, non-laminar flow in the ascending aorta may impact the accuracy of aortic flow quantification, leading to false conclusions regarding mitral regurgitation severity.
  2. Being aware that particular care must be taken in assessing mitral regurgitation using different left ventricular segmentation approaches – namely, with or without the inclusion of papillary muscles and trabeculae.
  3. Using pulmonary flow data as internal (intrapatient) validation of the aortic phase-contrast data acquired under turbulent flow conditions.


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Commercial Support
SCMR received funding to support this activity from the following organizations:


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Course Information
Course Date:
January 08, 2018
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00