Other Cardiomyopathies: Clinical Assessment and Imaging in Diagnosis and Patient Management

  • Marco MerloEmail author
  • Davide Stolfo
  • Giancarlo Vitrella
  • Elena Abate
  • Bruno Pinamonti
  • Francesco Negri
  • Anita Spezzacatene
  • Marco Anzini
  • Enrico Fabris
  • Francesca Brun
  • Lorenzo Pagnan
  • Manuel Belgrano
  • Giorgio Faganello
  • Gianfranco Sinagra


In this chapter describes clinical and imaging assessment in diagnosis and patient management of other cardiomyopathies (CMP) not included among the previously defined main groups of CMP. Most of these unclassified CMP are characterized by frequent reversibility of myocardial dysfunction after adequate treatment. The peculiar form called left ventricular noncompaction is also addressed.


Right Ventricular Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Late Gadolinium Enhancement Wall Motion Abnormality Right Ventricular Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Merlo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Stolfo
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Vitrella
    • 1
  • Elena Abate
    • 1
  • Bruno Pinamonti
    • 1
  • Francesco Negri
    • 1
  • Anita Spezzacatene
    • 1
  • Marco Anzini
    • 1
  • Enrico Fabris
    • 1
  • Francesca Brun
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Pagnan
    • 3
  • Manuel Belgrano
    • 3
  • Giorgio Faganello
    • 4
  • Gianfranco Sinagra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital of TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital of TriesteTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Radiology UnitUniversity Hospital of TriesteTriesteItaly
  4. 4.Cardiovascular Center, Azienda per i Servizi Sanitari n° 1TriesteItaly

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