Cardiac thrombus provides a substrate for embolic events and an indication for anticoagulant therapy. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging enables thrombus to be detected based on intrinsic tissue characteristics related to avascular tissue composition. Delayed enhancement CMR tissue characterization has been well validated for thrombus assessment using references of both pathology and clinical thromboembolic outcomes. Comparative studies have demonstrated CMR to yield improved thrombus detection compared to echocardiography, which typically detects thrombus based on anatomic appearance. Experimental studies have demonstrated the feasibility of targeted CMR contrast agents for assessing thrombus composition and chronicity. This review examines established and emerging literature on use of CMR for assessing cardiac thrombus.

" /> Cardiac thrombus provides a substrate for embolic events and an indication for anticoagulant therapy. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging enables thrombus to be detected based on intrinsic tissue characteristics related to avascular tissue composition. Delayed enhancement CMR tissue characterization has been well validated for thrombus assessment using references of both pathology and clinical thromboembolic outcomes. Comparative studies have demonstrated CMR to yield improved thrombus detection compared to echocardiography, which typically detects thrombus based on anatomic appearance. Experimental studies have demonstrated the feasibility of targeted CMR contrast agents for assessing thrombus composition and chronicity. This review examines established and emerging literature on use of CMR for assessing cardiac thrombus.

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IN THIS ISSUE

Nutritional Supplements and the Heart

Vol 15, Issue 3 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

Dietary Supplements: Facts and Fallacies

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. Raizner and Cooke Take the Lead in Special Issue on Supplements

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Recent Clinical Trials Shed New Light on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

Coenzyme Q10

Red Yeast Rice for Hypercholesterolemia

Inorganic Nitrate Supplementation for Cardiovascular Health

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements: Helpful, Harmful, or Neutral for Cardiovascular Risk?

Cardiovascular Risk of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Snoopy’s Heart: A Case of Complete Congenital Absence of the Pericardium

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

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The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”