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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 106, n° 6-7
pages 415-416 (juin 2013)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2011.11.009
Received : 21 October 2011 ;  accepted : 23 November 2011
Natural history of myocardial scarring after radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia: Evaluation with comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Intérêt de l’IRM cardiaque dans le suivi des ablations de tachycardie ventriculaire par radiofréquence

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(A) Ventricular tachycardia electrocardiogram showing right bundle branch block and left axial deviation aspect. (B) Rest electrocardiogram after ventricular tachycardia showing negative T waves in the lateral leads. (C) Initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) short-axis view: first-pass perfusion imaging demonstrated an important perfusion defect in the radiofrequency ablation area. (D, E) Initial MRI short- and long-axis view late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) sequences: no-reflow core was found, surrounded by a ring of LGE next to the posterior papillary muscle. (F) Three months later, MRI first-pass perfusion imaging short-axis view: defect had decreased but not disappeared. (G, H) Three months later, MRI short- and long-axis view LGE sequences: decreased but still present central no-reflow area surrounded by a ring of LGE.

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