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Pivotal role of cardiac MRI in mitral valve regurgitation
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  • Kushani Gajjar,
  • Kartikeya Kashyap,
  • Jayshiv Badlani,
  • Ronald Williams,
  • Robert Biederman
Kushani Gajjar
Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium
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Kartikeya Kashyap
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Jayshiv Badlani
Allegheny General Hospital
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Ronald Williams
Allegheny General Hospital
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Robert Biederman
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Abstract

Cardiac imaging is the cornerstone of defining the etiology, quantification and management of mitral regurgitation (MR). This continues to be even more so the case with emerging trans-catheter techniques to manage MR. Transthoracic echocardiography remains the first line imaging modality to assess MR but has limitations. Cardiac MRI(CMR) provides the advantages of quantitative non-visual estimation, 3D volumetric data, late gadolinium, T1 and extracellular volume measurements to comprehensively assess mitral valvular pathology, cardiac remodeling and the prognostic impact of therapies. This review describes the superiority, technical aspects and growing evidence behind CMR, and lays the roadmap for the future of CMR in MR.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

30 Jul 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
12 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major