AN MRI CAN HELP IN EARLD DETECTION OF CARDIAC ANOMALY

MRI Technique Seen to Aid in Detecting Early Cardiac Anomalies in DMD Children

T1 mapping, a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging technique, can serve as a useful biomarker for detecting myocardial fibrosis and poorer heart function in young patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) says a new study.  According to the study, native T1 measurements can identify early changes in DMD patients without the presence of Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE) and help predict disease severity more effectively than Extra Cellular Volume (ECV). Native T1 may be a novel outcome measure for early cardiac therapies in DMD and other cardiomyopathies.

 

Source : Olivieri et al., 2016