Long-term outcomes for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) have improved dramatically in recent years, but survivors are still afflicted by cerebral damage. In this paper, we characterized the prevalence and predictors of cerebral silent infarction (SCI) and their relationship to cerebral blood flow (CBF) in 46 adult TOF patients. We calculated both whole brain and regional CBF using 2D arterial spin labeling (ASL) images, and investigated the spatial overlap between voxel-wise CBF values and white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) identified from T2-FLAIR images. SCIs were found in 83% of subjects and were predicted by the year of the patient's first cardiac surgery and patient's age at scanning (combined r2 0.44). CBF was not different in brain regions prone to stroke compared with healthy white matter.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2018|