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Echocardiographic integrated backscatter for the differentiation between aortic valve calcification and valvular myxoid degeneration in rats.

Authors
  • Gillis, Kris1
  • Bala, Gezim2
  • Roosens, Bram2
  • Remory, Isabel3
  • De Raeve, Hendrik4
  • Tierens, Simon3
  • Hernot, Sophie3
  • Van Camp, Guy2
  • Droogmans, Steven2
  • Cosyns, Bernard2
  • 1 Department of Cardiology, Centrum Voor Hart-en Vaatziekten (CHVZ), UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Belgium In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Laboratory (ICMI), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Jette, Belgium [email protected] , (Belgium)
  • 2 Department of Cardiology, Centrum Voor Hart-en Vaatziekten (CHVZ), UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Belgium In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Laboratory (ICMI), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Jette, Belgium. , (Belgium)
  • 3 In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Laboratory (ICMI), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Jette, Belgium. , (Belgium)
  • 4 Department of Pathology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
15
Issue
9
Pages
1042–1047
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ehjci/jeu067
PMID: 24787702
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Increased cIB values of the AV are related to increased calcification at histology and not to myxoid non-calcified valvular thickening. Therefore, cIB may be considered as a sensitive technique to quantify calcification of AV rather than for detecting non-calcified valvular thickening.

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