Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 34–44

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

Molecular Imaging (ZA Fayad, Section Editor)


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.


Imaging Magnetic resonance Ischemic heart disease Nonischemic cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Arrhytmogenic right ventricular dysplasia Cardiac iron overload Constrictive pericarditis T1 mapping Molecular MRI Spectroscopy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Marie-Josee and Henry, R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular HealthMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular InstituteMount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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