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Video 270e–2 This is cine cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging of a patient in the long-axis four-chamber view.

From: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e

Note that the basal aspect of the right ventricular (RV) free wall is thickened, aneurysmal, and akinetic (red arrows). The global RV systolic function is mildly reduced, and the RV is dilated. CMR can image the RV using tomographic views and can quantify the RV volumes and ejection fraction volumetrically. This is a patient who presented with syncopal spells and inducible ventricular tachycardia on subsequent workup. He was diagnosed to have arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.

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