, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 34-44
Date: 17 Oct 2012

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Recent Advances and New Insights in Cardiovascular Disease

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Abstract

Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly employed as a diagnostic test in the evaluation of cardiovascular disease. This article provides an update on recent developments in diagnostic and prognostic applications of CMR in clinical practice. Specifically, advances in the evaluation of myocardial diseases of both ischemic and nonischemic etiology are emphasized. New data on less frequent indications such as constrictive pericarditis, valvular heart disease, or pulmonary hypertension are also summarized. Finally, the emerging roles of novel techniques, like myocardial T1-mapping or molecular imaging, are discussed.