Improving Right Ventricular Function in Young Adults Born Premature

The PI of this project was: Kara Goss, MD

This project was funded by: ICTR pilot, $10k matching radiology funds

The term of this project was: October 2018 to June 2019

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 10

Adults born premature have smaller, less efficient hearts as demonstrated by recent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. The goal of this proposal is to assess the impact of pharmacologic reduction of right ventricular (RV) afterload and resting heart rate on RV energetic inefficiency in young adults born premature using novel 4D flow CMR imaging.