Sixty-Four-Section Cardiac Computed Tomography in Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction


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GÜNDÜZ S., ÖZKAN M., KALÇIK M., GÜRSOY M. O. , ASTARCIOĞLU M. A. , KARAKOYUN S., ...More

CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.8, no.12, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circimaging.115.003246
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Abstract

Background-Distinguishing pannus and thrombus in patients with prosthetic valve dysfunction is essential for the selection of proper treatment. We have investigated the utility of 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in distinguishing between pannus and thrombus, the latter amenable to thrombolysis.