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VIDEO 236-1: Cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging (left) in short axis in a patient who had a large anterior myocardial infarction.

From: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e

Only one cut of a stack of short axis is shown. This method allows quantification of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) volumes in diastole and systole and calculation of the LV ejection fraction, stroke volumes, and cardiac output (a product of LV stroke volume and heart rate). Note that in this case there is anterior and anteroseptal akinesia (lack of systolic wall thickening, as shown by the left cine movie, red arrows) matching by a near-transmural myocardial infarction as seen by the matching late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) image (right picture, white arrows).

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Author(s) Marcelo F. Di Carli, Raymond Y. Kwong, Scott D. Solomon
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