figureposted on 2021-03-19, 20:38 authored by Min-Chi KuMin-Chi Ku, Andreas Pohlmann, Lucie Carrier, Frank Kober, Yi-Ching Lai, Fatimunnisa Qadri, Michael Bader, Thoralf Niendorf
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) related myocardial vascular remodelling may lead to the reduction of myocardial blood supply and a subsequent progressive loss of cardiac function. This process has been difficult to observe and thus their connection remains unclear. We used non-invasive myocardial blood flow sensitive CMR to show an impairment of resting myocardial perfusion in a mouse model of naturally occurring HCM. Quantitative myocardial perfusion maps (n=10 in each group) were acquired from arterial spin labelling (cine ASL-CMR) at rest. Myocardial perfusion values were measured by delineating different regions of interest based on the left ventricular (LV) segmentation model in the mid ventricle of the LV myocardium.