Cardiac remodelling identified by cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with hepatitis C infection and liver disease

Abstract Chronic cardiac dysfunction in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) in the absence of alcohol consumption or other cardiac disease is well described. Whilst functional and morphological features of this condition remain unclear, diastolic dysfunction has been implicated by echocardiography. We aimed to evaluate myocardial structure, function and tissue composition with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with hepatitis C and histological evidence of liver disease on biopsy. Contrast-enhanced CMR imaging for morphological, functional and tissue characterization was performed on 16 patients with CLD and 21 healthy controls. Cardiac structure and function was assessed with standard cine imaging, with Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE) and myocardial T1 mapping (pre- and post-contrast) performed to evaluate regional and diffuse myocardial fibrosis respectively. Compared to controls, patients with CLD demonstrated lower left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) (138 ± 36 vs. 167 ± 44 mL, p 
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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