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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 261–274 | Cite as

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in children

  • Jonathan R. DillmanEmail author
  • Adam L. Dorfman
  • Anil K. Attili
  • Prachi P. Agarwal
  • Aaron Bell
  • Gisela C. Mueller
  • Ramiro J. Hernandez
Review

Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) plays an important complementary role to echocardiography and conventional angiography in the evaluation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This imaging modality is particularly useful for assessing cardiovascular postsurgical changes, extracardiac vascular anatomy, ventricular and valvular function, and a variety of complications. The purpose of this article is to provide a contemporary review of the role of CMR in the management of untreated and surgically palliated hypoplastic left heart syndrome in children.

Keywords

Cardiovascular MRI Hypoplastic left heart syndrome Congenital heart disease Children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan R. Dillman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adam L. Dorfman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anil K. Attili
    • 3
  • Prachi P. Agarwal
    • 3
  • Aaron Bell
    • 4
  • Gisela C. Mueller
    • 3
  • Ramiro J. Hernandez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic ImagingUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Division of Imaging Sciences, King’s College LondonGuy’s & St. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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