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Abstract #1663

Evaluation of diastolic (dys-)function using CMR feature tracking in all four cardiac chambers

Ana Fehrmann1, David Maintz1, and Bettina Baeßler2
1Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany


Due to demographic changes, the prevalence of cardiac conditions predisposing to diastolic dysfunction (DD) is rising steadily. The main focus of non-invasive assessment of parameters for DD has been on left ventricular strain alterations. In this prospective study, we performed strain analysis of all 4 cardiac chambers using cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking in patients with echocardiographically diagnosed DD and compared the results to a healthy control group. Left atrial strain parameters proved to be the most potent predictors of DD and allowed for a clear separation between patients and age-matched controls.

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