3D-Magnetic Resonance Angiogram of Heterotopic Heart Transplant
The patient is a 68-year-old man who had heterotopic heart transplantation (HHTx) performed 8 years ago for ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. The patient presented for noninvasive evaluation of transplant cardiac function and patency of anastomotic connections. A contrast-enhanced 3D-magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) was performed, and the data reconstructed using a 3D volume-rendering technique on a commercially available workstation (Figure). A movie file of the 3D-MRA is available as an online-only data supplement available at http://www.circulationaha.org.
Movie I is available as an online-only data supplement available at http://www.circulationaha.org.
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