Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V04170279
Heart valve disease evaluated with MRI
Patients with heart valve disease are evaluated with non-invasive imaging techniques notably echocardiography. Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) is increasingly applied, not only in case of a poor echocardiographic window, but also as a consequence of CMR’s possibilities of precise determination of regurgitation volumes in insufficiency and precise determination of the impact of valve disease on corresponding heart chambers including chamber volumes, myocardial masse and fibrosis. In this paper, the emerging role of CMR in evaluation of patients with heart valve disease is reviewed.