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Volumetric Quantitation of Pulmonary Regurgitation and Right Ventricular Function in Postoperative Tetralogy of Fallot by Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1998;41(11):1530-1537.
Published online November 15, 1998.
Volumetric Quantitation of Pulmonary Regurgitation and Right Ventricular Function in Postoperative Tetralogy of Fallot by Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Eun Young Park1, Il Tae Whang1, Young Mi Hong1, Yong Sun Won2, Yun Hyun Choi3
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University
3Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
활로 4징 수술후 심초음파와 자기공명영상에 의한 폐동맥 역류와 우심실 기능의 양적 평가에 대한 연구
박은영1, 황일태1, 홍영미1, 원용순2, 최연현3
1이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2이화여자대학교 의과대학 흉부외과학교실
3성균관대학교 삼성서울병원 진단방사선과
Correspondence: 
Young Mi Hong, Email: 1
Abstract
Purpose
: Despite improved surgical techniques, pulmonary regurgitation is a common postoperative sequelae in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Pulmonary regurgitation may induce deterioration of right ventricular performance, right ventricular dilatation and ventricular arrhythmia. The evaluation of the clinical significance of pulmonary regurgitation in postoperative tetralogy of Fallot has been troublesome since there was no technique that could accurately quantitate volume of pulmonary flow. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) with velocity mapping provided data on the volumetric quantitation of pulmonary regurgitation. The purpose of this present study was to assess right ventricular function and the severity of pulmonary regurgitation after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot by echocardiography and MRI.
Methods
: Echocardiography and MRI were performed on nine patients with total surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot. Quantitative volumetric assessment of pulmonary reguritation and right ventricular function was done.
Results
: The pulmonary regurgitant volume was similar between echocardiography and MRI, and the pulmonary velocity was significantly larger by MRI in comparison with echocardiography. Right ventricular end-diastolic volume and stroke volume were similar in both two methods, but end-systolic volume was significantly larger by MRI in comparison to echocardiography. Pulmonary regurgitant volume was positively correlated with right ventricular end-systolic volume, end-diastolic volume and stroke volume. Each parameter(pulmonic velocity, pulmonary regurgitant volume, right ventricular end-diastolic volume, end-systolic volume, stroke volume) was significantly correlated linearly between echocardiography and MRI.
Conclusion
: Cine MRI with velocity mapping is an accurate method for the noninvasive, volumetric quantitation of pulmonary regurgitation after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot.
Key Words: Pulmonary regurgitation, Right ventricular function, MRI


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