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Abstract #1522

Evaluation of Liver Stiffness in Constrictive Pericarditis

Bogdan Dzyubak 1 , Eric R. Fenstad 2 , Jae K. Oh 1 , Eric E. Williamson 1 , James Glockner 1 , Phillip M. Young 1 , Richard L. Ehman 1 , Philip A. Araoz 1 , and Sudhakar K. Venkatesh 1

1 Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 2 Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) can cause liver failure via chronic passive venous congestion. Liver biopsy in CP is avoided due to increased risk of hemorrhage. There is a need for non-invasive method for assessment of liver with CP. In this prospective study of 16 patients, hepatic stiffnesses were measured with liver MRE performed in the same session as cardiac MRI. A significant correlation of liver stiffness with right atrial pressure was shown. Furthermore, patients with CP had a significantly (p<0.05) elevated hepatic stiffness compared to those without. Additional investigation into the diagnostic value of liver stiffness in CP is warranted.

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