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Abstract #3578

Characterization of Vortex Flow in the Left Ventricle by Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Samuel Ting1, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan1, Helene Houle2, Gianni Pedrizzetti3, Subha V. Raman1, Mani Vannan1, Orlando Simonetti1

1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA, United States; 3University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Characterization of vortex formation and flow within the heart may be used as tool for diagnosing and understanding pathophysiological conditions of the heart. We present preliminary results demonstrating that phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging may be used to quantitatively evaluate and characterize formation of vortices within blood flow in the left ventricle of the heart.