MRI to assess arrhythmia and cardiomyopathies

Robson Macedo, Andre Schmidt, Carlos E. Rochiite, João A.C. Lima, David A. Bluemke

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Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is highly precise for morphological and functional analyses of the myocardium, and has been used to assess different types of cardiomyopathies. Its ability to characterize tissue, especially with gadolinium (Gd) delayed-enhancement techniques, has shown promising results for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenlc cardiomyopathies. In this review we discuss the background and potential of this approach, as well as its usefulness for assessing arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1197-1206
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gadolinium
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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