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Determinants of Intra-cardiac Kinetic Energy

Determinants of Intra-cardiac Kinetic Energy

What do we know about the kinetic energy of intra-cardiac blood flow during the two phases of the cardiac cycle? Virtually nothing. That’s what Steding-Ehrenborg et al seek to change in a new study we explore in this podcast. Listen as Associate Editor Fabio Recchia (Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy) interviews lead author Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg (Lund University) and content expert Martin Ugander (Karolinska University Hospital) about how the authors used state-of-the-art cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with 4-dimensional phase-contrast sequences to compare kinetic energy in atrial and ventricular chambers in both healthy volunteers and elite endurance athletes. What are the differences in the filling mechanisms between the two chambers of the heart, and how does this affect cardiac [...]