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Abstract #0820

A Practical Estimator for Interventricular Mechanical Asynchrony in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Gert Jan Mauritz1, J. Tim Marcus2, Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf1

1Pulmonary Diseases, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 2Physics & Medical Technology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

In 21 pulmonary arterial hypertension patients, the onset and peak times of myocardial shortening were measured with CMR myocardial tagging. Times of leftward septal bowing (Tlvsb) and aortic valve closure (Taocl) were measured with CMR cine imaging.