Congenital Heart Disease

  • Marina L. Hughes
  • Vivek Muthurangu
  • Andrew M. Taylor
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Cardiac MRI has expanded its role in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in both children and adults. Ongoing technological advancements in both data acquisition and data presentation have enabled cardiac MRI to be integrated into clinical practice with increasing understanding of the advantages and limitations of the technique by cardiologists and congenital heart surgeons. Importantly, the combination of exquisite 3D anatomy with functional physiological data enables cardiac MRI to provide a unique perspective for the management of many patients with congenital heart disease. Cardiac MRI can be challenging in this setting, in particular in neonates and small children, and this chapter will review the technical requirements, imaging protocols and application of cardiac MRI in these complex cardiac conditions.


Congenital Heart Disease Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Late Gadolinium Enhancement Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina L. Hughes
    • 1
  • Vivek Muthurangu
    • 1
  • Andrew M. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cardiovascular ImagingUCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science & Great Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK

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