European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging expert consensus paper: a comprehensive review of cardiovascular magnetic resonance normal values of cardiac chamber size and aortic root in adults and recommendations for grading severity

Steffen E Petersen, Mohammed Y Khanji, Sven Plein, Patrizio Lancellotti, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

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Abstract

This consensus paper provides a framework for grading of severity of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging-based assessment of chamber size, function, and aortic measurements. This does not currently exist for CMR measures. Differences exist in the normal reference values between echocardiography and CMR along with differences in methods used to derive these. We feel that this document will significantly complement the current literature and provide a practical guide for clinicians in daily reporting and interpretation of CMR scans. This manuscript aims to complement a recent comprehensive review of CMR normal value publications to recommend cut-off values required for severity grading. Standardization of severity grading for clinically useful CMR parameters is encouraged to lead to clearer and easier communication with referring clinicians and may contribute to better patient care. To this end, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) has formed this expert panel that has critically reviewed the literature and has come to a consensus on approaches to severity grading for commonly quantified CMR parameters.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean heart journal cardiovascular Imaging
Early online date23 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Sep 2019

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© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology.

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