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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 946920, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/946920
Case Report

Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Comprehensive Evaluation by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
2University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA

Received 22 June 2015; Revised 10 August 2015; Accepted 25 August 2015

Academic Editor: Salah D. Qanadli

Copyright © 2015 El-Sayed H. Ibrahim and Abubakr A. Bajwa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by elevated pulmonary artery (PA) pressure, which negatively affects the right ventricular (RV) function. This report shows a patient with severe PAH, on whom a comprehensive MRI exam was performed to evaluate both PA and RV. New imaging sequences were implemented for obtaining additional parameters about the patient’s condition. The results show the capabilities of the developed exam of providing complete picture of the cardiovascular system in PAH, which helps the physician optimize treatment.