Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in heart failure: where the alphabet begins!

Ahmed Aljizeeri, Abdulbaset Sulaiman, Naji Alhulaimi, Ahmed Alsaileek, Mouaz H. Al-Mallah

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Abstract

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging has become a cornerstone in the evaluation of heart failure. It provides a comprehensive evaluation by answering all the pertinent clinical questions across the full pathological spectrum of heart failure. Nowadays, CMR is considered the gold standard in evaluation of ventricular volumes, wall motion and systolic function. Through its unique ability of tissue characterization, it provides incremental diagnostic and prognostic information and thus has emerged as a comprehensive imaging modality in heart failure. This review outlines the role of main conventional CMR sequences in the evaluation of heart failure and their impact in the management and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-399
Number of pages15
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Diagnosis
  • Heart failure
  • Late gadolinium enhancement
  • Left ventricular dysfunction
  • Myocardial delayed enhancement
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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