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Abstract #2204

Structural Changes in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Patients after One Year Post Heart Transplantation

Muhannad Abbasi1, Roberto Sarnari 2, Arif Jivan 2, Alexander Ruh2, Julie Blaisdell2, Brandon Benefield 2, Ryan Dolan2, Kai Lin2, Daniel Lee2, Kambiz Ghafourian2, Jane Wilcox2, Sadiya Khan 2, Esther Vorovich2, Jonathan Rich2, Allen Anderson2, Clyde Yancy 2, Michael Markl2, and James Carr2

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

Cardiac MRI demonstrates differences between heart transplant recipients more than one year post-HTx and controls using T2, T1 and ECV. Our study demonstrated elevated global T2 and ECV, and segmental T1 in HTx patients when compared to controls. This may provide further insight into the complex pathophysiology of this disease process, which includes a chronic and subacute component. CMR could potentially be implemented as an adjunct to the current methods of detecting CAV (intravascular ultrasound and invasive coronary cineangiography)

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