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Abstract #0043

Comprehensive Cardiac Structure-Function MRI in Heart Transplant Recipients:  Influence of Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection

Ryan Dolan1, Amir Rahsepar1, Julie Blaisdell1, Kenichiro Suwa1, Allen Anderson2, Kambiz Ghafourian2, Esther Vorovich2, Jonathan Rich2, Jane Wilcox2, Clyde Yancy2, Jeremy Collins1, James Carr1, and Michael Markl1

1Radiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States, 2Cardiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States

Cardiac MRI provides a comprehensive structure-function evaluation of the heart with increasingly strong evidence of its ability to detect acute cardiac allograft rejection following heart transplant. In this large cohort of transplant recipients, quantitative T2 and ECV were significantly elevated during episodes of biopsy-proven rejection compared to baseline.

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