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dc.contributor.supervisor Dr. Davinder S. Jassal en_US
dc.contributor.author Melnyk, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-23T16:26:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-23T16:26:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/11977
dc.description.abstract Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in North America. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most widely used imaging modality for the assessment of cardiovascular function in pregnancy. Compared to TTE, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging offers superior spatial resolution, greater reproducibility, and is less dependent on body habitus. However, reliable CMR hemodynamic and structural parameters for normal pregnancies have never been established. The objective of this prospective study was to compare TTE and CMR in the non-­‐invasive assessment of maternal cardiac remodeling during normal pregnancies and the postpartum period. CMR provides a more accurate and reproducible assessment of maternal cardiovascular structure and function during pregnancy. Once normal reference values for cardiac dimensions and function are established by the CHIRP study, we will be able to evaluate the utility of CMR in the management of maternal cardiac disease states in the future. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Medicine en_US
dc.title The CHIRP study – cardiovascular hemodynamic imaging and remodeling in pregnancy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.degree.discipline Medicine en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Medicine en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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