ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Educational Session: Heart Failure & Arrhythmia

Educational Course

ORGANIZERS: Tim Leiner, M.D., Ph.D., Reza Nezafat, Ph.D. & Bernd J. Wintersperger, M.D.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Room 316A  16:15 - 18:15 Moderators:  Jeremy Collins, Peng Hu

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Slack Channel: #e_cv
Session Number: W05

This session will review some of the techniques currently employed in clinical practice to evaluate cardiovascular diseases using MRI as well as expand on more cutting edge approaches to evaluating patients with heart failure and arrhythmia. Additionally, the evolving topic of cardiovascular MRI in patients with implanted devices will be discussed, describing current issues and challenges and where the field is heading.

Target Audience
This session is targeted to imaging scientists and physicians who are interested in expanding their knowledge of cardiovascular MR techniques and learning more about clinical applications in Heart failure and arrhythmia, as well as exploring some of the challenges in imaging patients with implanted devices.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Identify current and future techniques for cardiovascular MRI;
-Recognize clinical applications of cardiovascular MRI in heart failure and arrhythmia; and
-Recognize some of the challenges and techniques related to imaging patients with implanted devices.


Clinical Needs of imaging in Heart Failure: Impact on Patient Management
David Sosnovik

State of the art Imaging in Heart Failure: Cardiac MR in the Multi-Modality Environment
Jeanette Schulz-Menger
The Challenging Role & Approaches to Cardiac MR in Arrhythmia
Dana Peters
This material covers the basic and advanced approaches for preserving image quality in patients with arrhythmia, for cine, flow and late gadolinium enhancement techniques. Furthermore, it presents some advanced MRI methods for evaluating patients with arrhythmic disease, namely atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias, and arryhthmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).

Cardiac Devices: Safety Aspects & Challenges in Cardiac MR
Daniel Kim
This lecture will describe some of the safety and image artifact issues related to performing MRI in patients with an implantable device (e.g., pacemaker, ICD, CRT).


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