Heart Failure Reviews

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 369–380

The role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10741-010-9221-3

Cite this article as:
Al-Mallah, M.H. & Shareef, M.N. Heart Fail Rev (2011) 16: 369. doi:10.1007/s10741-010-9221-3

Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) plays an increasing role in the assessment of patients with various cardiovascular disorders. Given its enhanced spatial resolution, improved tissue characterization, and lack of ionizing radiation, it has become the test of choice in the evaluation of patients with new-onset cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology. In this paper, we will review the role of CMR in the evaluation of patients with various types of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Keywords

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mouaz H. Al-Mallah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammad Naseem Shareef
    • 1
  1. 1.King Abdul-Aziz Cardiac Center, King Abdul-Aziz Medical CityRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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