Comparison between transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients status post atrial switch procedure

Congenital Heart Disease, 05/02/2012

Transthoracic echocardiography underestimated right ventricular ejection fraction compared to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging had consistently higher image quality and better visualization of the baffles. Cost differences are minimal. Authors propose that cardiac magnetic resonance imaging be considered first line for imaging in certain patients' status post atrial switch procedure.

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