CASE OF THE WEEK
A 54-year-old male with a history of heart failure and coronary artery disease and recent LAD stenting presented with chest pain and shortness of breath.  He was noted to have a fever to 101.5 ° F and decreased breath sounds in the left lung base.   On initial laboratory workup he was noted to have normal troponin levels but an elevated white count.  His EKG demonstrated pathologic Q waves consistent with a remote anteroseptal and inferior infarct.
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ADVANCED AORTIC STENOSIS 
These publications show the increasingly important role that CMR could play in risk stratification and clinical decision making in patients with advanced aortic stenosis.
August 2, 2018
2017 JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR RELEASED 
The 2017 journal impact factors were released and the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) maintained an outstanding impact factor of 5.457.
July 5, 2018

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE COURSES 

Several new online courses available on congenital heart disease.
June 28, 2018
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic resonance
RESEARCH: Extracellular Volume Fraction Measurements Derived from the Longitudinal Relaxation of Blood-Based Synthetic Hematocrit May Lead to Clinical Errors in 3 T Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Yongning Shanget al. 
Published on: 9 August 2018

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