Fast high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates fractality of myocardial perfusion in microscopic dimensions.
The fractal nature of heterogeneity of myocardial blood flow and its implications for the healthy and diseased heart is not yet understood. The main hindrance for investigation of blood flow heterogeneity and its role in physiology and pathophysiology is that conventional methods for determination of myocardial perfusion have severe limitations concerning temporal and spatial resolution and invasiveness. In isolated rat hearts, we developed a nuclear magnetic resonance technique that does not...Expand abstract
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